The “true” grassroots effort to recall State Senator Dave Hansen is seeing tremendous success. Since the kick-off event back on Saturday, February 26 numerous residents of the 30th Senate District have signed the petition. In addition many people have picked up or downloaded the petition to have their family, friends, neighbors and co-workers sign.
The “Recall Dave Hansen” headquarters opened last week at 1136 W. Mason St and has seen a steady stream of petition signers. According to recall organizer David VanderLeest over 300 signatures were gathered yesterday (3/21) alone. In addition the signature “blitz” event held Saturday saw overwhelming success as well.
Before the last of the recall Hansen signs were even taped up Saturday morning, people began showing up to Perkins Park in Green Bay, eager to sign the recall petition. “I’m a Vietnam vet and needless to say he’s saying he’s speaking for me, that’s not right, plus he deserts his, goes to Illinois, that’s just not the way it’s supposed to be done,” says Tom Christensen, who signed a petition. “There’s a lot of people I’m sure that are thinking the same way we are.”
What’s being seen in the 30th Senate District is that people are frustrated. That happens when your state Senator flees the state and speaks only for the unions.
Bramschreiber says he’s tired of Senator Hansen fighting for unions and he believes the majority of District 30 is too. “They certainly don’t speak for me when they say the citizens of Wisconsin want collective bargaining to continue,” adds Bramschreiber.
It’s not the only theme heard.
Another common theme heard during the day was “Mr. Hansen needs to hear our voices too.” It’s a theme heard on a daily basis at the recently opened “Recall Hansen” headquarters at 1136 W. Mason St. when people stop in to sign the petition & take copies to circulate throughout the district. It’s another sign that numerous constituents of Senator Hansen feel unrepresented when the job of an elected official is to represent all constituents.
Want to help in the recall effort? Check out the information in the sidebar. Or just go to Recall Dave Hansen. Or stop by the headquarters at 1136 W. Mason St. in Green Bay which is open from 8 am until dark.
- Recall Hansen headquarters now open! (brvanlanen.wordpress.com)
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