Thousands of people are poised with clipboards and petitions to fan out across the state in order to gather about a million signatures to recall
Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. Although it may sound insane to attempt such a thing in November and December weather, weâ€™re excited. Talk of recalling Scott Walker began almost as soon as he was elected but, according to state law, we had to wait a whole year to begin.
We have already recalled and replaced two Republican Senators this summer, and we may try to recall more Senators while weâ€™re at it with our clipboards. Iâ€™ve been calling Wisconsinâ€™s unprecedented grassroots effort â€œoverthrowing our state government one recall at a timeâ€. Thanks to the far-sighted framers of our state constitution, we can take these extraordinary measuresâ€”although recalls demand extraordinary effort so they will never be undertaken lightly.
Last week, all over the country, voters occupied ballot boxes to express their strong preferences. For example, Ohioâ€™s unpopular anti-collective bargaining measure was overturned by a huge majority. Now is the time for all Americans to pay very close attention to the health of our democracy and to Occupy Polls. We must remind our legislatorsâ€”through elections and occupations and protestsâ€” that they were elected to represent people, not the powerful special interests that lobby and donate to their campaign coffers. Here once again is my video To: Occupiers Everywhere From: Wisconsin