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On the Phones and at the Doors in Wisconsin Recall Battle

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Wisconsin working families, students and community allies are out in force in the neighborhoods, on the job sites and at the phone banks as the June 5 recall election of Gov. Scott Walker (R), Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R) and four of Walker’s allies in the state Senate approaches.

Postal Workers ( APWU ) member Chris Czubakowski from Wauwatosa has volunteered for several shifts at the phone banks and says:

I could go on for hours with people I call about why we need to recall Scott Walker. But since everyone has busy lives I usually stick to talking about Scott Walker’s attacks on workers, his attacks on the next generation with his cuts to education and how recalling Gov. Walker is about preserving a strong middle class for Wisconsin.

Just before union volunteers hit the streets and the phone banks at the Milwaukee Area Labor Council recently, Mahlon Mitchell , president of the Fire Fighters ( IAFF) of Wisconsin who's running to unseat Kleefisch, told the activists:

Our governor is talking to a billionaire about how he wants to divide and conquer middle-class citizens of our state. They have the money but we have the people and we are ready to do the hard-work of knocking on doors and talking with our friends and neighbors about the June 5 election.

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While the main focus is on the race between Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a victory in the state Senate races would swing the balance of power in that chamber.  

Thanks to Karen Hickey at the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO for keeping us up to date on the recall actions. You can follow the recall on their blog here . If you live in Wisconsin or are passing through and would like to help, click here for a list of locations where you can volunteer .

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