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EV_Ares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 09:16 PM
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Recall campaign opens new Wisconsin battlefront
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MADISON, Wis. - It was an "off day" for demonstrations against Gov. Scott Walker's union-busting bill. And yet 50,000 people showed up March 5, surrounding the Capitol in a river of determination and a joyous celebration of solidarity.

The message was loud and clear: There will be no letup to "kill the bill."

"Gov. Walker has capitulated on when he's sending out his layoff notices three times, he has had to eat his words," said Donna Schultz of Johnsons Creek, Wis. "And the longer he says he will not negotiate the stronger you're going to see the people out here. We have a right to be heard."

Support for Gov. Walker and the Republicans has crashed and his efforts to close the state Capitol to demonstrators backfired. After the day's rally an estimated 3-5,000 protesters once again crowded into the rotunda, its walls and columns plastered with messages of outrage and solidarity.

Meanwhile, the battle to take back Wisconsin state government opened on a new front with the official filing of recall petitions against eight Republican members of the state Senate on March 2. Just three of the state senators need to be recalled to flip control back to the Democrats.

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