Walker Recall Effort Tops One Million Signatures

Wisconsin volunteers turn in more than one million signatures to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and other architects of the GOP attack on collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin.

In an unprecedented grassroots campaign, Wisconsin volunteers gathered more than one million signatures in 60 days to recall GOP Governor Scott Walker and other GOP architects of the attacks on Wisconsin working families. The one-million mark is nearly double the amount necessary to force a recall election, just shy of the 1.12 million votes Walker received in the 2010 election and represents nearly half of the Wisconsin electorate. Recall organizers also submitted more than enough signatures to force recall elections for Walker’s fellow state union-busters Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R), Sen. Pam Galloway (R), Sen. Terry Moulton (R), Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R) and Sen. Van Wanggaard (R).

“There is no question about it.  Wisconsinites want to recall Gov. Walker in order to put an end to his disastrous agenda and stop his attacks on working families,” explained Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO.  “Putting corporate allies above the people of Wisconsin has led to months of job loss and a compromised economy.  Destroying collective bargaining rights for public employees has hurt thousands of families and small businesses across the state.  The ripple affects of Gov. Walker’s union-busting bill are estimated to cost Wisconsin 18,000 private-sector jobs a year.”

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