Tomorrow Julie Wells, the Janesville grandmother and factory worker who triggered the Walker recall, will be smiling. She and volunteers from Wisconsinâ€™s 72 counties will deliver many boxes of signed petitions to the Government Accountability Board at 212 E. Washington Ave. in Madison. The GAB is expecting to receive a total of almost 2 million signatures for the multiple recalls against Walker, Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, and four Republican state Senators. (Wonâ€™t it be fun to watch them unload those boxes from a truck dubbed the â€œForward Flyerâ€?)
Tomorrow night weâ€™ll celebrate what the people of Wisconsin have accomplished by working together with joyful determination and shared purpose. Of course, a lot of labor lies ahead. Our next step is to launch a massive voter registration/education drive so that thousands of voters currently disenfranchised by the GOP photo ID bill will be able to make their voices heard in the recall elections later this year. At the same time weâ€™ll campaign for the Progressive candidates who will step Forward to run in (hopefully) six recall elections. Next weâ€™ll go door to door to talk with our fellow citizens, making sure they get out and vote when the time comes. Weâ€™ll fight for the truth, which will be muddied by attack commercials funded by massive amounts of money pouring into our state from rightwing PACs.
We look forward to a really big celebration after the election, because we hope to accomplish something truly historic. We hope to take back our Senate and the Governorshipâ€”and our state.
What a ride this has been! And what good friends we have made. Celebrate our achievements so far. And lend a hand in the work ahead as we struggle for the soul of Wisconsin. You wonâ€™t be sorry.
January 17 (unless otherwise noted) Celebration Locations: APPLETON 6 - 9 p.m. 612 West College Avenue, Appleton ASHLAND 6 - 8 p.m. 316 West Main Street, Ashland BEAVER DAM 6 - 8 p.m. 116 Monroe Street, Beaver Dam EAU CLAIRE [Held on Sat., Jan 14 4 - 6 p.m 2233 Birch Street, Eau Claire FOND DU LAC 6 - 8 p.m. 21 N Portland Street, Fond du Lac KENOSHA 7 - 9 p.m. 5535 6th Ave, Kenosha MADISON (EAST) 6 - 8 p.m. 330 East Wilson St, Madison MADISON (WEST) 6:30 - 8:30pm 6602 Normandy Lane, Madison MANITOWOC 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 1207 Washington Street, Manitowoc MILWAUKEE (NORTH) 4 - 7 p.m. 6807 N. Green Bay Ave, Milwaukee MILWAUKEE (SOUTH)â€¨Time: 6 - 8 p.m. 1027 S. 5th St, Milwaukee MINERAL POINT [Held on Thu., Jan 12] 4 - 6 p.m. 420 Commerce St, Mineral Point OSHKOSH 8 - 10 p.m. 480 N Main St, Oshkosh PLATTEVILLE 5:13 - 7:13 p.m. 255 McGregor Plazza, Platteville PORTAGE 5 - 7 p.m. 216 W Wisconsin St, Portage RACINE 5 - 8 p.m. Racine Labor Center, 2100 Layard Avenue, Racine RHINELANDER [Held on Sat., Jan 14] 10am-2pm 29 W Davenport St, Rhinelander SHEBOYGAN 6 - 9 p.m. 5425 Superior Ave, Sheboygan STEVENS POINT [Held on Thu., Jan 12] 5 - 7 p.m. 2220 Division Street, Stevens Point WAUKESHA 6 - 8 p.m. 312 W Broadway, Waukesha WAUSAU 5:30 - 7 p.m. 4404 Stewart Ave, Wausau WEST ALLIS 6 - 8 p.m. 1370 S 74th St., West Allis