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Segami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 09:04 AM
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WI. Senate President Michael Ellis ' RECALL ' Robo Call
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" A pair of national progressive groups are firing the first shots in what could become a full-scale recall campaign against Republican state Senators in Wisconsin, TPM has learned.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Democracy For America are launching a robocall campaign to test the waters for the immediate recall of several state Senators as well as Senate President Michael Ellis and moderate Senator Dale Schultz, who voters would be able to recall in a year under Wisconsin law.

The robocall, voiced by a New London, WI teacher, will be dispatched to 50,000 constituents of Republican Sens. Luther Olsen (District 14), Robert Cowles (2), Dan Kapanke (32), Schultz and Ellis.

The calls gauge voter interest in recalling their Senator.

PCCC and DFA say they can mobilize 40,000 local activists to kickstart a recall effort should voters be ready for one.

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nebenaube Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-01-11 09:43 AM
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1. Withdraw all offers of concession!
On to Page Three of Governor Walkers Budget Bill, third paragraph from the top, there is very interesting language that leads to the very important question for Governor Walker. The paragraph mandates that a study of the existing Wisconsin Retirement System be performed and it must specifically address establishing a defined contribution plan as an option for WRS participating employees and the deadline for completing this study is June 30, 2012. I dont think that Walker would be adding retirement benefits for workers - so I am wondering if the Republican Governors that are trying to get rid of collective bargaining of retirement benefits, so that they can terminate the existing plans and recover excess assets for their state balance sheets.

If Governor Walkers bill passes, and collective bargaining of retirement benefits is eliminated, then next year Governor Walker can decide it is in Wisconsins best interests to get rid of the existing plan and replace it with something less valuable for the employees. And the employees would have no say and no one can keep Walker from raiding your retirement savings.

Again, hard-working Americans are getting the short end of the stick. Do you think this is the American Way? We need to ask Governor Walker if he is planning to get rid of the existing Wisconsin Retirement System and raid your retirement plan!
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mazzarro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-02-11 07:25 PM
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