Recall Efforts Start For Walker Removal

By KBJR News 1

November 15, 2011 Updated Nov 15, 2011 at 7:09 PM CDT

Superior, WI (Northland NewsCenter) -- An effort to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got started today. Walker set the stage for the dispute last night with a message during the Vikings–Packer football game. This is how his message finished.

"I'm committed to working together. To create more jobs, to improve our schools and to protect our seniors. You know, Wisconsin's best days are yet to come. It won't happen over night but we are on our way."

The message debuted as thousands of protesters revved their engines for the midnight beginning of the recall efforts.

Protests in Milwaukee, Green Bay and Madison worked to gather support for petition signings. Nick Milroy says an event at Shamrock Pizza in Superior hopes to garner northland signatures.

"Hoping to have a pretty good crowd to get the recall petitions and it all starts today. People want petitions and we have lots of requests for them.

Northland petition organizers have been tasked with gathering 5,000 signatures in Douglas County and organizers believe that's an attainable goal.

"I anticipate that very shortly we will reach that goal and we will continue collecting as many as possible."

As Governor Walker broke ground on an expansion for Ruud Lighting in Racine County today that will create 469 new jobs, he said the recall will not distract him from his work.

"We're not going to let that deter us we're going to stay focused on jobs. Most people in this state tell me they're tired of year round elections."

Walker intends to fight back with more messages like last night's and hopes people will support him in his effort to continue creating jobs.

Other recall petition rallies are planned for throughout the week in Superior including a second session at the VIP Pizza place on Tower.
Representative Nick Milroy will be at tonight's event at the Shamrock.

Jordan Weinand