Recall Effort Kicks Off with Success in Madison
Aaron Osowski
On Saturday, November 19, a Recall Kickoff Rally was held at the Capitol Building in downtown Madison to mobilize supporters of the recall and gather signatures.

The effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker has started off with over 300,000 signatures collected in the first 12 days, or 1,040 every hour. At least 540,206 signatures are needed to force a recall election, in which case Walker would run against a Democratic candidate, who has yet to be announced.

According to police reports, somewhere between 25 and 30,000 people were in attendance. Ed Schultz from "The Ed Show" on MSNBC and John Nichols from The Nation magazine were there as well to address the crowd.

With over 200,000 signatures still needed, petitioners will have to collect around 9,000 signatures per day, as the petitions must be filed within 60 days. According to a survey done by Wisconsin Public Radio, 58 percent disapprove of Walker while 38 percent approve of the job he has done.

​Recall Walker signs fill the grass in front of the capitol building.
Photo by Dana Scheffen.