have you written a letter to the editor of your paper about why you think Scott Walker should be recalled? Mine, when I write it, will tell the story of the 8-year-old boy who begged to sign my Recall Walker petition the other dayâ€”because, the boy said sadly, "They closed my favorite school!â€ I felt choked up, and I was so sorry he couldn't sign. When we did the math, and the boy learned heâ€™d have to wait to sign until he was 18, he looked crestfallen. I suspect he'll remember to vote 10 years from now, but what about his education today?
Wisconsin children, who have lost both health care services and educational opportunities, deserve a voice in the recall of our governor. Since they donâ€™t have a voice, we must stand up and speak for them, then vote for whatâ€™s best for them. My little first grade friend, Breeze, canâ€™t afford to have the quality of her education reduced over the next four years. Sheâ€™ll never have those four crucial, formative years to do over.
On December 24, wearing my sign â€œAll I Want for Christmas is a New Governorâ€, I collected signatures outside Madisonâ€™s Overture Center. As I wished adults and children a very Merry Christmas, my sign got a lot of nods, smiles and â€œwouldnâ€™t THAT be nice?!â€ comments.
Wouldnâ€™t it be nice if our youth, from elementary to college age, could in 2012 receive the gift of a new governor and a Wisconsin united in its support of our schools and teachers?
A good New Yearâ€™s resolution for all of us: write a letter to the editor of
your local paper and stand up for our children. (Here are some facts about Walker administrationâ€™s slashing of educational funding.