Walker Recall Effort Underway

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 7:10 am

The clock is ticking for opponents of Wisconsin’s governor who want to recall him from office.

Organizers of a recall drive started circulating petitions Tuesday morning and they have just 60 days to get more than 540,000 signatures.

The deadline to turn in the signatures is Jan. 17.

The drive is motivated largely over anger related to Walker’s pushing through a law that essentially does away with collective bargaining rights for public workers.

Parties were scheduled overnight and into Tuesday to gather as many signatures as possible. Democratic state Rep. Mark Pocan planned to walk through his downtown Madison neighborhood on Tuesday morning collecting signatures.


  1. Mainstream1 11/15/11 at 8:52am

    The recall process in Wisconsin was set up to address unethical and illegal acts by elected officials, not for government union hacks who don’t get their way in the Legislative process. If you don’t like your governor, you should wait until he’s up for reelection in 2014, and not put your citizens through an expensive and divisive special election next year.

  2. Pine City 11/15/11 at 1:06pm

    Right on it seems funny to me how the left dont get there way and all of sudden there up in arms walker got elected and is doing what he campained to do I believe they are trying everything in there power to derail it before his agenda shows that its working I am tired of paying more and more in taxes all elected officals to be looking at ways to cut and create jobs not working on another recall election that takes time and money

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