First votes to recall Scott Walker hit ballot box in Madison
MADISON—Wisconsin voters eager to cast their ballots to recall Gov. Scott Walker will line up Monday morning outside the Dane County Clerk’s Office, located at the City County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Madison. Monday marks the first day of early voting in the unprecedented Wisconsin recall election. As voters gear up to oust Walker from office, We Are Wisconsin, a broad-based coalition focused on voter education and mobilization, will hold an early vote rally on the steps of the courthouse with supporters of the recall. Kristen Crowell, the organization’s executive director, will be on hand to address the crowd with bullhorns and fight songs.
“I’m casting my ballot early because there is too much at stake with this recall election,” said Kay Cahill, a homemaker and mother of five who has lived in Madison for 19 years. “They may have been able to silence our voices last year, but this time, voters will have the ultimate word on Scott Walker’s fate. We need to send a clear message that Wisconsin and our way of life are not for sale.”
Cahill became so outraged by the GOP’s War on Women, Wisconsin’s dead-last ranking on job creation and the Walker administration’s deep-rooted corruption that she was motivated to get involved—even going to door-to-door to get out the vote. The sentiments of Cahill are shared by hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites across the state will head to the polls between Monday and June 5.
“Billionaires and big corporations may get special favors, but we get the ballot box,” said Crowell.
WHO: Early voting coverage of voters casting first ballots in Wisconsin’s unprecedented Gubernatorial and Senate recall elections
WHAT: Constituents Vote to Recall Scott Walker, Rebecca Kleefisch, Terry Moulton, and Van Wanggaard for their anti-worker, anti-jobs agenda.
WHEN: 7 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2012