as most Wisconsinites know, in order to recall Scott Walker we need to collect at least 600,000 signatures in 60 days. In the first 4 days, 105,000 signatures were turned in. No official word about our progress since then, but all over the state, people have been very busy with their petitions and clipboards.
A retired Madison math teacher, Ray,
asked me not to use his last name becauseâ€”believe it or notâ€” several ordinary signature-collecting citizens have received death threats this week. Ray organized the Recall Walker drive-thru shown in the photos. Our team of eighty volunteers took 2-hour shifts at various roadside locations, working from 8-4 every day for a week. Together we collected 2701signaturesâ€”and had a lot of fun in the process.
Here are some highlights:
â€¢ The record for cars in the drive-thru at one time is 7 cars plus one cement mixer.
â€¢ Scott Walker signed our petition. That is, Scott Walker the real estate agent.
â€¢ Santa signed on his way to work at the mall.
â€¢ A neighbor offered to bring us hot coffee and volunteered the use of his bathroom.
â€¢ We got lots of excited honking, smiling, waving and thumbs up as cars drove byâ€”and a few fingers
Unfortunately, a driver ripped up one of our petitions. We noted his license plate number, and he will be charged with a serious felony. Itâ€™s hard to believe this incident and others like it are happening now in Wisconsin. But itâ€™s not surprising since Scott Walker has caused such deep division and has modeled derisiveness.
When people thank me for spending hours outside collecting signatures I answer, â€œMy pleasureâ€. Itâ€™s true. Every signature I collect makes me happyâ€”a total of 188 as of today.