United Wisconsin holds day of action to collect recall signatures
MILWAUKEE -- Saturday was the statewide day of action by United Wisconsin to collect signatures to recall Governor Scott Walker. On Thursday, Mike Tate of the Wisconsin Democratic Party said that more than 500,000 signatures had already been collected. They're hoping this weekend will put them over the top when it comes to recall signatures.
Jennifer Halsey is knocking on every door she can in the Riverwest neighborhood on Saturday, part of the statewide day of action, asking people to sign recall petitions for both Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.
"Today has been a really interesting experience," Halsey says. "It's been very exhilarating. There's a lot of people who we've already talked to who have already signed the petitions. So we're glad to be out here knocking on doors."
On the other side of the spectrum, Rick Baas, the Vice Chair of the Milwaukee Republican Party sees Saturday's activities as more of a gimmick. "If they're going door to door, maybe the signatures they say they have -- they don't have," he says.
The goal for United Wisconsin is to have 720,000 signatures by January 17th.