Saturday, July 23, 2011

Governor Scott Walker Wishes NOW That He Would Have Made Stripping of Collective Bargaining Temporary

NOTHING IS STOPPING SCOTT WALKER from introducing legislation to restore collective bargaining, if he truly wishes he had done different, other than HIS INTEGRITY. In other words, he is continuing his resume of "LYING" and now he would like to make public sector employees believe he DID NOT really mean to knock them down and then kick them while they were down.

Scott Walker wants everyone to believe that he regrets being so tough and now wishes he would have ONLY used an Executive Order to achieve what he wanted.


Posted by Steven Williams
Political Education Legislative Coordinator


Isaacson asked Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin what he had learned from his controversial campaign that resulted in the stripping of collective bargaining rights from most public-sector unions.

“I wish I would have used an executive order” instead of going through the state’s legislative process and signing a bill into law, Walker said. He said he learned that his efforts, including the freezing of property taxes, worked."

Click "HERE" to read the entire news article >>>

Friday, July 22, 2011

Special Request from "We Are Wisconsin" in Senate District 10

As we are gearing up for GOTV, we are reaching out to you as AFSCME leaders and activists with a specific ask.

We need bodies going into the 10th SD volunteering for We Are Wisconsin. We need to get 30+ GOTV shifts filled per day from out of district labor specifically from the Eau Claire and Superior areas.

The idea is that Eau Claire union members go to Menomonie and the Superior members go to Siren. We are asking you to volunteer and to help identify other volunteers that are able to canvass the last 4 days of GOTV (Saturday Aug 6th - Election Day,Tuesday Aug 9th). Labor activism will represent the margin of victory or defeat in this race. Boots on the ground is going to be the deciding factor.

We all know the merits of Shelly Moore and the heartache that has been caused at the hands of Walker cronies like Sheila Harsdorf, now we need to finish the job. This election is not in the bag. It is, however, ours to lose.

Lastly, there is an event tomorrow (Saturday, July 23rd) at 9:30am with the Democratic Congresswoman from Madison, Tammy Baldwin. She will kick-off the weekend canvass from:

We Are Wisconsin Regional Office
105 21st St N.
Menomonie, WI

Across the street from the Red Ceder Medical Center.

Canvass times are:

10:00am | 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm

12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm

If you are unable to walk, we also have a need for drivers for GOTV. People are coming in from all around the country and not everyone will have cars.

Please contact Skylar Johnston if you can commit and help WIN BACK the State Senate by providing your Name, Phone Number, and desired times to volunteer so you can be slotted.

Thanks everyone for all of your hard work. We know that you are busting your tails to help with this. We just need to kick it up a notch for the last little bit. It will make all of the difference.

Let’s light the fire on the GREEN MACHINE!

In Solidarity,

C. Skyler Johnston
AFSCME, Take Back America Organizer
Cell - 715-299-1580
2233 Birch St.
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Support the Fist Aug 6th

Time: Saturday, August 6 · 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 6918 Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI
Created By Dave Kopplin, Angela Fischer Smillie, Konstantinos Korias, GiGi Gehring, Karla
More Info: We Are Wisconsin HQ.

Everyone will donate 2 hours of time to go door to door for a flyer drop. We will be reminding folks to vote Aug 9th so we can take back WI. We will have hundreds of volunteers out this day. Please attend. Share with FB friends.

Learn more at this events Facebook Page >>>

Whose Fair? OUR Fair! Scooter Walker at State Fair

Time: Thursday, August 4 · 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Wisconsin State Fair Park
Created By Milwaukee Ironworkers
More Info: Soon-to-be-unemployed Scott Walker will be at Wisconsin State Fair for the opening ceremony. The WE Energies Energy Park.

Supporters of his are planning on attending. (all two of them) Let's show him he isn't welcome ANYwhere. Might be a good day to get out the "Thug Air Force" (working on it - just found an Ironworker who has a biplane)

Bring your signs and voices !

Don't let him Walker up OUR Fair!

Get there early - he's been sneaking in and getting out to avoid us!

Learn more about this event at the Milwaukee Ironworkers Facebook Page >>>

Shilling for Senate - Holmen Community Family Picnic

Learn more about this event >>>

We are Wisconsin Truth Tour Oshkosh - AFSCME Local 579 Invites You

Time: Saturday, July 23 · 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location Winnebago Cty Labor Council, 2211 Oregon St., Oshkosh, WI

Oshkosh, WI – At a 11:30 a.m. cook-out and 1:00 p.m. canvass kick-off on Saturday, July 20, local Oshkosh residents will gather at the Winnebago Central Labor Council Hall, 2211 Oregon Street, to learn how their fellow community members have been impacted by recent changes in Wisconsin policy. Over brats and hotdogs community members will discuss the local impact of Scott Walker's budget and recently enacted proposals before knocking on doors in support of Jessica King in the upcoming recall election.

The Wisconsin Truth Tour began last Saturday in Green Bay and has stopped in Merrill and Portage. Over the next week and a half the Wisconsin Truth Tour will stop in Kenosha, Milwaukee, La Crosse and Hudson.

AFSCME Council 24 Local 579 on Facebook

"Your Ignorant Column" by AFSCME Local 18 President, Dan Meehan

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Daniel Meehan <>
Cc: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel <>
Sent: Thu, July 21, 2011 11:36:17 AM
Subject: Your ignorant column

Your column in Tuesdays' paper is the most ignorant phony column I have ever read. Why didn't you write about school districts as a whole instead of picking one out of 424 school districts that Walkers' BS doesn't effect right away. The facts are that 410 out of 424 school districts next year will be laying off thousands of school teachers and will be sending the educational system in this state into the sewer. Many school districts are using rainy day funds and emergency reserves to get by for this upcoming school year. After that the "bomb" that your buddy Walker talked about with the fake billionaire campaign financier Koch will hit every school district in the state. Scott Walker is a bitch for the rich and loves nothing but giving to the rich. It says here that you are a freelance writer. If all of your freelancing is like this article you are nothing more than a boot licking paid sensationalist for the far right wing.

This article is full of lies and says nothing except for the fact that you are a blind and ignorant follower of an idiot like Scott Walker. The MJS should also be ashamed of themselves for printing your fake garbage. Keep writing your trash, it keeps the fire going against you idiots.


Click "HERE" to read the column in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online
[Walker's vindication on public education /]

Visit the website of Dan Kenitz, Freelance Writer

Challenger to Jim Holperin Gets Smallest Support from Her Home Area

The below post written by cries out with "look at this". Kim Simic, challenger to incumbent Democratic Senator Jim Holperin, garnered the lowest numbers of support in the school district she resides in as well as the town she lives in, Eagle River.

Voters should be asking, do the people who reside in the area closest to her know something that other voters should take notice of? One would think that if you are qualified and respected by the voters, you should be getting your greatest number of votes in the community that you live in. Not receiving the lowest number of votes in all of the area's that you ran in.

Posted by Steven Williams
Political Education Legislative Coordinator

Simac to take on Holperin, Tea party leader wins GOP primary … garnered about 59 percent of all votes cast within the district. 62% in her home county of Vilas, Land O' Lakes 73%, Winchester 76%, Manitowish Waters 78%. Lussow won no majority towns, coming closest in Simac’s hometown Eagle River. Faces Dem Sen. Holperin on Aug. 16, “I feel really excited. We have 26 days. … I want to be their voice in Madison and stay at the table and represent them.”


Milwaukee County workers could pay more for benefits

The finance committee endorsed a 20% reduction in future pension credit for the 3,500 members of the county's largest union, District Council 48 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. New hires also would have to work to age 64 instead of 60. The changes had already been made for other county workers and can now be unilaterally imposed on the AFSCME workers under collective bargaining restrictions approved by the state. The changes also apply to the much smaller Building and Trades union members.

Click here to read the entire news story >>>

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Assembly approves redistricting plan, sends it to Walker

The legislative action on the redistricting is yet another example in a long list of examples where the Wisconsin Republicans could care less about the majority opinion and simply will change the rules to their advantage regardless of what others think. SEPAC honestly wonders how will any voter in Wisconsin ever TRUST REPUBLICANS again? The mentality of the Wisconsin Republicans to act, because; "WE CAN" is getting to be very tiring on a majority of us voters in Wisconsin.

Madison - Redrawn maps of legislative districts that will give Republicans an easier time in elections are on their way to Gov. Scott Walker...

Click here to read the entire news story >>>

Wisconsin AFL-CIO says Republican redistricting plans cut Democrat Nancy Nusbaum out of “her state Senate district by a half a block.”

Redistricting is required by law every 10 years to adjust districts to account for population shifts. In Wisconsin, the past several redistrictings have been done by the courts because legislators couldn’t agree on new borders.

This year is different because, for the first time in decades, one party controls both legislative branches and the governor’s office -- Republicans...

Click here to read the entire news story >>>

Report on the GOP Redistricting from State Senator Chris Larson (D-7)

Republicans Rush Through Redistricting Power Grab, Overrule Local Governments

Despite outcries from local government and growing constitutional concerns, Republican legislators hurriedly passed their redistricting maps that remained secret until recently.

Republican Redistricting Process Shrouded in Secrecy

Republican legislators began working on the new district maps months ago in secret and behind closed doors. The maps did not become available to the public until Friday, July 8. Further decreasing transparency, Republicans opted to fast-track their redistricting plan by scheduling a vote less than two weeks after the release of the new district maps, leaving little time for public input. Over the course of 10 days, Republicans perpetrated a power grab that will impact our communities for the next 10 years.
The Wisconsin State Legislature is required by Article IV, Section 3 of the Wisconsin Constitution to redraw Senate and Assembly districts every 10 years based upon the results of the federal census to ensure districts provide representational equality for all potential voters.
Wisconsin currently uses a legislative redistricting process, where the maps are drawn up by the majority parties in the Legislature, are voted on by the Senate and Assembly, and are then signed by the governor. If the Legislature cannot agree on a redistricting plan, as is usually the case when there is partisan balance, the judicial system steps in to finalize the new legislative districts. For the past 50 years, Wisconsin's elected officials have had to work together with bipartisan cooperation or leave the task of redistricting up to the courts. This will be the first time in 60 years that one political party will have complete control over the redistricting process.
The new district maps proposed by Republican legislators will likely have a profound effect on Wisconsin politics by making districts less competitive, placing the jobs of Republican incumbents ahead of the interests of Wisconsin voters. These maps will also increase partisanship across the state making Wisconsin even more polarized than it is now.
Republicans Overrule Local Governments on Redistricting, Costing Valuable Taxpayer Dollars
Rushing through the current redistricting proposal created by Republican legislators and the lawyers they hired with taxpayer dollars will have a detrimental impact on our local governments as well. Republicans have been so focused on passing redistricting legislation before the recall elections have concluded that they are acting before all local governments have even submitted their local ward redistricting maps.
The City of Milwaukee, for example, will be forced to change 55 of its 315 wards and nine of its 15 aldermanic district boundaries, as a result of the preemptive actions by Republicans on redistricting. These changes come after Milwaukee has already held four public hearings, participated in three public listening sessions, held two full-day public workshops for citizens to produce their own maps, and conducted countless informational briefings to individuals and activist groups. Milwaukee has also already spent over $40,000 for dedicated labor hours and administrative expenses related to the redistricting process.
There is no reason why the state should be moving at such a careless speed. Such actions will negate months of work by local officials, circumvent the open and transparent public hearing process, and waste additional taxpayer funds.
To view the map that illustrates the changes Milwaukee will be mandated to make, please CLICK HERE.
Legal Challenges
Given the concerns over the maps that were drafted by Republican legislators, it is likely that legal challenges will be filed citing constitutional grievances once the bill is signed into law by the governor and published. However, it is impossible to know what the outcome of such challenges would be.
The Future of Redistricting in Wisconsin

One common and constant concern with the redistricting process is the potential for gerrymandering, or manipulating the redrawing of districts to achieve political gain and help ensure the re-election of incumbents. The majority of states still use a Legislative Redistricting Model, where the maps are drawn up by the majority parties in the Legislature. However, many states are shifting to using bipartisan or nonpartisan commissions to draw up their maps in an effort to decrease partisanship as well as legal fees involved with the process. So far 21 states use some form of a Commission Redistricting Model. Below you will find a list of redistricting models currently used throughout the country.

Legislative: Maps are drawn by the majority parties in the Legislature. Once finalized, they are placed in a bill which must be passed by both houses and signed by the governor. This model is used in Wisconsin, Minnesota and 27 other states.

Back-up Commission: Maps are drawn by the majority parties in the Legislature. If the Legislature does not finish by the statutory deadline, a bipartisan commission completes the process. This model is used in Connecticut, Texas and three other states.

Advisory Commission: Maps are drawn by the advisory commission. These can be accepted or rejected by the Legislature. The Legislature must enact their own plan or the commission’s, before the statutory deadline. This model is used in Maine and Vermont.

Bipartisan Commission: Maps are drawn by a redistricting commission comprised of bipartisan members. The plan must be approved by either the commission or the State Supreme Court. This model is used in Ohio, Washington and 10 other states.

Nonpartisan Commission: Maps are drawn by a redistricting commission comprised of nonpartisan members. If the Legislature rejects all three plans proposed by the commission, the State Supreme Court makes the final decision. This model is used in Iowa.

For more information about redistricting or to view the proposed maps for the state, please CLICK HERE.

UPDATED "We Are Wisconsin" Truth Tour Stops

NOTE: The location has changed for the Oshkosh stop from previous information.

We Are Wisconsin Truth Tour Calendar

July 23 Saturday
· SD 18 – Oshkosh
* Meeting with Local Labor Leaders & Activists - 10:00 a.m. - Winnebago CLC - 2211 Oregon St.
* Barbecue - 11:25 a.m. - Winnebago CLC - 2211 Oregon St.
* Rally & Canvass Kickoff - 1:00 p.m. - Winnebago CLC - 2211 Oregon St.
July 25 – Monday
· SD 22 - Kenosha - Rally & Canvass Kickoff - 5:00 p.m. - UAW Local 72 - 3615 Washington Rd.
July 26 – Tuesday
· SD 8 - Milwaukee
* Meeting with Local Labor Leaders & Activists - 3:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Area Labor Council - 633 S. Hawley Rd.
* BBQ, Rally & Canvass Kickoff - 4:30 p.m. - Milwaukee Area Labor Council - 633 S. Hawley Rd.

August 1 – Monday
· SD 32 - La Crosse - Rally & Canvass Kickoff - 5:30 pm. - Cameron Park - Corner of King & 4th St.
August 2 – Tuesday
· SD 10 - Hudson – Meeting with Local Labor Leaders & Activists - 5:30 p.m. - We Are Wisconsin Office - 901 4th Street #101

AFSCME Council 24 Union Information Network

Have you recommitted to your union? Have you taken action to protect yourself from the Scott Walker juggernaut? Have you made that necessary investment in your career, future, and your families’ economic survival? Have you stepped up to the plate to state that Scott Walker is not going to intimidate or bully me? Now is the time.

State workers need to recommit to their union. Send a clear message to Walker and his minions that you are not afraid, you won’t be intimidated, and you will continue to have a voice speaking out loudly against him and his right-wing agenda. Your supervisor will not speak out for you; your administrator will not speak out; your Department Secretaries will not speak out; the Wardens will not speak out; and legislators certainly will not speak out for you. The only protection you have is your union.

Your union continues speaking out. We continue filing legal actions to protect you. Your union continues to fight the battle. You need to support your union. The decision is easy – do you support Scott Walker, or do you support the working middle class? If you support Scott Walker, then don’t recommit – and good luck. But if you support the middle class and support changing Wisconsin back to a State of fairness, dignity and respect, then you will support your union. Recommitting to your union is easy – just visit and in the upper left locate “Click here to Join the Fight” where you can then make a decision about how you will pay your union dues.

We understand that times may be tough, but these times will get even more devastating if you allow Scott Walker to continue running roughshod over your rights and your economic security. The time to act is now. Once you think about it, we know all of you will decide to recommit to your union.

Unbelievable, Senator Dan Kapanke Is Pleading for Help from the Tea Party

Did you see Sen. Dan Kapanke's desperate message to American tea partiers?

It was originally posted on, a far-right conservative website which boasts of it's "alliances" with the likes of Ann Coulter and the Koch-funded astro-turf specialists at FreedomWorks.

Here are some of the highlights of the message:

"Hi, this is Wisconsin State Senator Dan Kapanke (R). My friends applaud me for having the courage to reform government by voting for Governor Scott Walker's successful plan to eliminate collective bargaining for government employee unions.

"Make no mistake, it will be a disaster for conservatives everywhere if we lose these recall elections.

"You can help me defeat my liberal opponent by making a secure online donation.

(You can read the whole plea here)

Clearly, Dan Kapanke is running scared. He knows that Wisconsinites won't stand for his extreme anti-family, anti-middle class agenda anymore. That's why he's calling upon national tea party groups to bail him out.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Community to Protest against Scott Walker’s extreme agenda during fundraising visit for Randy Hopper

July 20, 2011 Viet Shelton (920) 204-6746

*M E D I A  A D V I S O R Y*

“Welcome rally” to protest Walker and Hopper’s extreme agenda and their attacks on the middle class

Event Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fond du Lac – Local parents, teachers, public workers and leaders in the community will gather today to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s visit to raise campaign cash for his close ally Sen. Randy Hopper. In town to help fill Hopper’s campaign war chest (Hopper’s cash on hand is nearly half as much as his opponents as of the most recent campaign filings), Walker is coming in to help remind the community that Hopper was a critical part of crafting a state budget that slashes public education, affordable healthcare services while raising taxes on seniors and working families. These cuts were part of a plan to fund tax breaks for wealthy investors and out of state corporations worth millions of dollars.

Event date: July 20
Protest to “welcome” Scott Walker as he raises campaign cash for close ally and rubberstamp Randy Hopper
South Hills Country Club
1175 Fond du Lac Ave
Fond du Lac, WI

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Paid for by We Are Wisconsin PAC, Phil Neuenfeldt, Treasurer. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s agent or committee.

UPDATE: "We Are Wisconsin" Truth Tour Stops

There have been a couple of changes to this week's Truth Tour locations. We are only doing one event in Merrill now starting at 5pm tomorrow, and we have moved the Oshkosh Tour stop to Saturday morning.

July 20 Wednesday
·SD 12- Merrill - Rally & Canvass Kickoff - 5:00 p.m. - Normal Park - Corner of Center Ave. & 6th Street, Merrill WI

July 21 Thursday
·SD 14 – Portage - Meeting with Local Labor Leaders & Activists - 5:00 p.m. Law Enforcement Center - 711 E. Cook Street, Portage, WI

July 23 Saturday
·SD 18 – Oshkosh
     +Meeting with Local Labor Leaders & Activists - 10:00 a.m. - UAW Local 578 - 2920 Oregon St.
      +Barbecue - 11:25 a.m. - UAW Local 578 - 2920 Oregon St.
      +Rally & Canvass Kickoff - 1:00 p.m. - UAW Local 578 - 2920 Oregon St.

Steve Kwaterski
O: 414-771-0700 x17
C: 414-975-8650

Tax and Budget Cutting Don’t Create Jobs

This entry is from Steve Kreisberg, AFSCME's Director of Collective Bargaining
AFSCME Greenline Blog, 19 July 2011

Tax and Budget Cutting Don’t Create Jobs

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summary of Losses to Working Families Under the Walker Administration

The attached report covers just some of the losses that union members and working families have experienced under the administration of Governor Walker and the current legislative leadership.  It definitely reinforces the importance of all of our efforts in the recall elections and hopefully will help encourage even more of us to volunteer some time in these final weeks in the recall elections.

Summary Report of Losses Under Walker Administration >>>

UPDATE: Welcome Scott Walker and Randy Hopper to Fond du Lac

Help our Union friends out as they welcome Scott Walker and Randy Hopper to Fond du Lac.


4:15PM on JULY 20, 2011



Please park at Theisen Middle School on Pioneer Rd or on County Rd. V South of Pioneer. the Country Club is due east on Pioneer from both locations. We will try to arrange shuttles. Please bring water as the temperature is supposed to reach 98 degrees.

How a bill now becomes a law

"Laws begin as ideas. These ideas may come from a Representative—or from a citizen like you." So says the Kids in the House website managed by the U.S. House clerk's office. Ideas for new laws can indeed emanate from citizens or their elected representatives, but nowadays they are far more frequently coming from a corporate-funded bill mill called ALEC. An outstanding new online resource, ALEC Exposed, is drawing back the curtain on this operation. To see the impact ALEC is having right here in Wisconsin, go here.

Source: Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

AFSCME Council 24 Union Information Network

ELECTIONS...In the past, when it came to Wisconsin’s elections, you may have been told that a given election was the “most important election in a lifetime”. And, in many cases, they were. But we need to tell you that in the past 40 years or so in Wisconsin politics, the upcoming recall elections are TRULY THE MOST IMPORANT ELECTIONS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES in our history.

If we are to begin to claw back our rights and dignity, it has to start with turning over at least three Republican seats in the State Senate. There should be no reason why any public employee living in any of these nine recall districts would be undecided, or have any question whether or not a Republican would protect them and restore benefits and workplace cuts.

The first election occurs tomorrow, July 19, in the Green Bay area. We need to reaffirm our support for Senator Dave Hansen, keep him in the Senate, and turn away his challenger.

Then, on Tuesday, August 9, we need to take at least three of these Republican Senators out of the picture. We don’t care what you may be hearing about what is going on in any of these districts, the election in each one of these six districts is still very much in play. And, each one of these districts needs volunteers TODAY to canvass, phone bank, and go door to door so that we can maximize the votes for the Democratic challengers.

Finally, on Tuesday, August 16 we need to one more time protect our friends Jim Holperin and Bob Wirch from attack by the right-wing Neanderthals running against them in their elections.

Again, to be absolutely clear – there can be no excuse, no reason, nothing any public employee could say about why he or she isn’t engaging in these recall elections, which will rise and fall on who gets their members and base out to vote. In addition, your spouses, kids, in-laws, neighbors, church friends, everyone – even the kid at the convenience store, all need to do the right thing and work very hard between now and August 16 to throw up a safety net. More importantly, our success can also throw up the first major roadblocks against the Walker juggernaut.

It’s your job, your future, your dignity, and our State. Get involved!

Read past issues at;

Monday, July 18, 2011

"We Are Wisconsin" Truth Tour - Please Join Us!

"July 20 Wednesday

· SD 12- Merrill - Meeting with Local Labor Leaders & Activists - 3:00 p.m. - We Are Wisconsin Office - 118 ½ E. Main, Merrill, WI

o Rally & Canvass Kickoff - 5:00 p.m. - Normal Park - Corner of Center Ave. & 6th Street, Merrill WI

July 21 Thursday

· SD 14 – Portage - Meeting with Local Labor Leaders & Activists - 5:00 p.m. - Law Enforcement Center - Community Room - 711 E. Cook Street, Portage, WI

July 22 Friday

· SD 18 – Oshkosh - Meeting with Local Labor Leaders & Activists - 5:00 p.m. - UAW Local 578 - 2920 Oregon Street, Oshkosh, WI

Steve Kwaterski
O: 414-771-0700 x17
C: 414-975-8650

Wisconsin Truth Tour Rolls Out | AFL-CIO NOW BLOG

If you can attend any of the "Wisconsin Truth Tour" stops please do so. Click on the below link to learn more about this tour.

Wisconsin Truth Tour Rolls Out AFL-CIO NOW BLOG

The Continued Lie of Republican Senator Randy Hopper

One Wisconsin NOW has a released a NEW and very short video of Republican State Senator Randy Hopper who was kicked out of his home by his wife for having an affair with a young legislative staffer.

Here is what One Wisconsin NOW had to say:

Randy Hopper has violated the trust of the people, and we need your help to get the word out.

Our ad, "To Catch a Senator", is only the first step in our efforts to hold Wisconsin's legislators accountable. Randy Hopper has shown us over and over that he can't be trusted with taxpayer money and we are committed to getting the word out far and wide. 2011 Wisconsin Senate recalls

Checkout the recall information page to learn more about the 2011 Wisconsin Recall Elections. 2011 Wisconsin Senate recalls

Primary Recall Elections in Senate District's 12 and 22

On Tuesday, July 19th two incumbent democratic state senators will face a primary recall election. Republicans are attempting to recall Senator's Jim Holperin (SD12) and Robert Wirch (SD22) because of their support for public employees.

If you live in SD12 or SD22 please ensure that you get out and vote tomorrow, Tuesday, July 19th.

Recall General Election Scheduled for Tuesday, July 19th

For those of you who reside in the 30th Senate District (D-Dave Hansen), tomorrow marks the first general election of the recall season, matching incumbent Democrat Dave Hansen of Green Bay vs. recall organizer David VanderLeest.

Republicans enjoyed the efforts of David VanderLeest for organizing an effort to recall Senator Dave Hansen because of his support for public employees, but now they have shunned him because of his rash of legal issues.

These summer recall elections will determine control of the state Senate, now held by Republicans and the forward progress of Scott Walker's devastating agenda for Wisconsin.