Recall the Walker 8

by , posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

The clock started ticking on March 2, 2011 when Wisconsin citizens initiated the recall of eight Republican state senators who back Scott Walker.

After filing the papers, pro-recall activists will have 60 days (that is 55 days from this posting) to collect almost 15,000 signatures per district.  Party activists have narrowed down the top six districts that are most likely to recall their senator. You can see the chart below.  It is true that District 8 is slightly closer to Chicagoland, but I am planning on spending my weekend in District 14; supporting the Wisconsin14.

The weather is getting warm and, like you, I could easily create a long to-do list this weekend, but our neighbors to the north need our support right now. 

The people who have camped out in the Capitol deserve our support.

The 14 senators who are staying in Illinois deserve our support.

Most importantly, we need to win this fight and put Scott Walker’s anti-middle class agenda on ice. The two things you can do to participate in this cause is to collect signatures and attend the Saturday rally in Madison. 

To attend the rally, you can get on a bus in Rockford, IL (sponsored by Northwestern Illinois Building Trades and Rockford United Labor)

Busses will leave the IBEW Local 364 parking lot at 6820 Mill Road, Rockford, Illinois, at 10:30AM this Saturday March 12th and will be back in Rockford at 6:30PM. You must reserve seats by contacting Brad Long at the Northwestern Il. Building Trades at 815-965-2282 or

To collect signatures for the recall of the Walker 8, meet at the UAW Local 145 Hall (1700 Oakton Rd., Montgomery, IL) at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12 – we will depart around 9:00 a.m. and travel to District 14 to gather signatures.  Bring clip boards and dress for cool, damp weather.  Contact John Laesch with questions – 630.878.7454 /  This is not a bus ride.  If you can drive, it would be greatly appreciated.  We will be putting 3-5 people in a car so as to have greater mobility canvassing once we arrive in Wisconsin.


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