Unfortunately, since January, health care has been one of the key areas under attack by the Walker administration. Most recently the Walker administration's Department of Health Services announced a proposal that will kick 65,000 people off of their health insurance, including nearly 30,000 children.
In just 12 days, our people-powered movement has collected more than 300,000 signatures to recall Scott Walker.
But Scott Walker and his cronies think that tens-of-thousands of grassroots activists collecting more than 1,040 recall signatures every hour is "false momentum."
As Corporate Cash Comes to Scott Walker’s Aid, More Than 300,000 Recall Signatures Collected in First 12 Days
In just 12 days, and while unlimited corporate cash floods into Wisconsin for Scott Walker’s desperate defense, the movement to recall Scott Walker has collected more than 300,000 signatures.
“I don't see how any school board member could say that cutting $1.6 billion from public education in Wisconsin is making our schools better. We're balancing our budgets on the backs of our employees."
This Thanksgiving I hope we all have many reasons to give thanks. Last week, we Wisconsinites were given another reason to be thankful.
That's when the 30 soldiers from the West Bend-based 2nd Battalion, 135th General Aviation Support Battalion returned home, making them the final members of the Wisconsin National Guard to leave Iraq. Their unit spent nine months providing medevac support in northern Iraq alongside National Guard Soldiers from several other states.
While grassroots volunteers were out in neighborhoods across Wisconsin collecting more than 105,000 signatures to recall Scott Walker in the first 96 hours, Scott Walker was cashing in more big favors from the Koch brothers.
Just before our rally to recall Scott Walker at the Capitol ended, with more than 40,000 working Wisconsin folks in attendance, we learned that Scott Walker and his billionaire oil buddies purchased $1.3 million in false and misleading television ads to try and drown out our voice.
40,000 people showing up at the rally and 105,000 petitions signed in just four days. This is how deeply felt the opposition to Scott Walker is, and this is how strong the movement to recall him is. And this is what momentum looks like.
The numbers are in and they speak their own clear language: Scott Walker’s radical budget cuts are causing unprecedented distress in school districts all over the state.
While you were staying up until 12:01 AM on Tuesday morning to be one of the very first to sign a recall petition, Scott Walker was airing a television ad in which he says, "Wisconsin's best days are yet to come."
You know what? Scott Walker is right.
Wisconsin's best days will be upon us soon because of the strength and determination of grassroots activists like you.