Members of the Eau Claire County Republican Party sought to attend a meeting of the Wisconsin Recall Taskforce which took place Tuesday evening in Eau Claire, hosted by the UWEC College Democrats. Brian Westrate, Chair of the Eau Claire County Republican Party asked to reserve two seats for his organization at the event.
“We certainly sympathize with anyone who voted for Scott Walker last year and has now come to regret that decision,” said Melanie Franklin, Chair of the Third Congressional District Democratic Party of Wisconsin and local coordinator of the event. “I’ve heard from so many voters who didn’t know until now the dire economic conditions Governor Walker left behind in Milwaukee County and even more who have questions about the John Doe investigation that has granted immunity to two members of both of Walker’s administrations. I can see how Westrate and others in his party may be interested in supporting Governor Walker’s recall. Unfortunately, this meeting was organized by the Wisconsin Recall Taskforce to mobilize groups who supported or worked on the State Senate recalls this summer.”
The Wisconsin Recall Taskforce is a grassroots organization working in collaboration with United Wisconsin, We Are Wisconsin, and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. The meeting they held in Eau Claire was the fourth of eleven meetings taking place across the state to consider all factors surrounding the recall process, build community connections and develop a consensus on any approach to a future recall.
“Unfortunately, we had to reject Mr. Westrate’s reservations,” said Franklin. “We thanked them for their interest and will certainly welcome the serious participation of any Republican in any effort to recall Scott Walker which may develop.”
Information on how to participate in a potential recall of Governor Scott Walker can be found at www.unitedwisconsin.com or www.wisdems.org or at the Democratic Party Resource Center, 405 S. Barstow, Eau Claire.