Wisconsin union and community members took to the streets last weekend going door-to-door to talk with fellow Wisconsinites about the importance of the June 5 recall elections.
In Duluth, Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Menasha, Milwaukee, Racine and Wausau phone banks and canvass staging locations were buzzing with talk about reclaiming Wisconsin and recalling Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, Sen. Moulton, Sen. Fitzgerald, Sen. Van Wanggaard and Sen. Petrowski.
The St. Louis Sisters from Milwaukee and Racine were at the Milwaukee Area Labor Council to make phone calls. The sisters collected thousands of signatures to recall Scott Walker and his fellow cronies last winter. Doris, Jean, Mary and Doloris stood on street corners ranging from the corner of Hope and Capitol, 13th and Oklahoma, Brady St. and Wisconsin Ave. One sister is a retired member of Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (W.F.N.H.P.).
“We are working to recall because Gov. Walker is trying to destroy the middle class,” said Doris St. Louis. “He is trying to divide us as working people and as middle class Wisconsinites. Trying to bust unions is no way to move forward.”
Michael Hauser, an 8th grade teacher at MPS and member of Milwaukee Teachers Education Association grabbed a walk packet from the Milwaukee Area Labor Council before knocking on doors in the Milwaukee area.
“I like to keep it simple,” said Hauser. “Scott Walker is for the rich and I am for everyone else.”
Candice Owley, President of the W.F.N.H.P., and Michael Rosen, President of A.F.T Local 212 pumped up their members before hitting the streets.
Mahlon Mitchell, a Wisconsin Fire Fighter, who is running against Rebecca Kleefisch on June 5 for Lieutenant Governor also addressed the crowd in Milwaukee.
“Our Governor is talking to a billionaire about how he wants to divide and conquer middle class citizens of our state,” said Mitchell. “They have the money but we have the people and we are ready to do the hard-work of knocking on doors and talking with our friends and neighbors about the June 5 election.”