All hands on deck

Tell the world "I helped RECALL FITZ!"We’re so close to our goal and we need YOUR help this weekend! How badly do you want to see Scott Fitzgerald recalled? Give just two hours of your time and join our historic movement: Sign up for a shift now! Don’t forget, everyone who fills up a petition page of 10 signatures earns our exclusive “I helped RECALL FITZ” button!

We’re on TV!

We were the lead story on the 6 o’clock news on WISC TV last night! Check it out here!

The final push

Happy New Year! We’re gearing up for an epic final push. We’ve announced our signature numbers regularly throughout this effort, but those numbers won’t be publicly released again until January 17. Email RecallFitzNow@gmail.com if you want to volunteer to call, canvass, or staff a signing location and be sure to check out our Facebook page.

12,000

We have 12,000 valid signatures to recall Scott Fitzgerald. We need 5,000 more over the next two weeks, which is completely within our reach given the increasing interest we’re getting from volunteers. As a reminder, we got 3200 signatures the first week, 2150 the second, and 2400 the third.

Our volunteers carry all three petitions (Walker, Kleefisch, and Fitzgerald) so you can add to your Walker total while you help us out.

We have canvassing efforts this weekend in Beaver Dam (meeting at the Dodge County Dems office at 116 Monroe Street on Saturday morning at 10:30 am sharp) and Oconomowoc (email RecallFitzNow@gmail.com), as well as ongoing efforts all over Jefferson County (sign up here).

We need volunteers in Mayville / Lomira to help us finish these last two weeks. Email RecallFitzNow@gmail.com with MAYVILLE in the subject line if you can help in this area.

Numbers, numbers

Everyone wants to know the signature count for the past week but we just got home from visiting relatives over Christmas. I’ll be picking up signed petitions around the district and counting signatures over the next two days, so by Friday we should have a good idea where we stand heading into the final two weeks. Thanks to everyone for your support!

10,700

We have 10,700 signatures to recall Scott Fitzgerald (see the press release here).

Things are hopping on our Facebook page — head on over to get in touch with other people around the district! This effort is really taking on a life of its own as people organize into little groups to go canvassing in the evenings. It’s helpful that a lot of college students are coming home for the holidays 🙂

If you want a partner to go canvassing with, post to our Facebook page and someone will be in touch soon.

If you want to bring a group to canvass in Fitzgerald’s district, email RecallFitzNow@gmail.com and I’ll help you set it up. Thanks!

Interesting fundraising appeal

Today a friend sent me one of Scott Fitzgerald’s recent fundraising e-mails, which reads in part: “I need you to … help me fight the fraud that is happening right now on recall petitions in my district and others.”

I find his approach both amusing and offensive. Mr. Fitzgerald apparently feels that his best hope of building a campaign war chest is not to remind prospective donors of his recent record, but rather to throw out baseless claims against our hard-working volunteers. It’s certainly understandable: although he campaigned on jobs and economic development,  his work this past year has resulted in divisive policies, dismal job figures, a slew of lawsuits, and a bitterly divided legislature.

If Mr. Fitzgerald needs more money, his fundraising attempts should rest on his merits and his record. Basing his fundraising appeals on false claims of our malfeasance is insulting and absurd.

Here’s the full text of the e-mail:

Dear Friend:

Subject: Mickey Mouse is helping…

Have you heard the latest in the recall races? Integrity and accountability have gone completely out the window.

Last week, a recall signer admitted – to a TV reporter – that he has signed a recall petition “about 80 times.” (see video here) His excuse? “They cheated for Bush, so hey, I’m going to cheat to get Scott Walker out.”

Then yesterday, in the state Capitol, the Government Accountability Board (who is supposed to be policing the recall process) announced that it would COUNT recall signatures from “Mickey Mouse” as long as a date and address are included.  (story here)

And here’s the icing on the cake: the Government “Accountability” Board said that it’s not their responsibility to check for duplicates and fake names: it’s the responsibility of the Senators who are being recalled.

A thousand needles have been thrown into the haystack, and the senators fighting recalls are the ones who have to find them. And it’s a heck of a lot easier to sign fake and duplicate signatures than it is to find them.

I can’t do it without your help. I need you to take a moment and go to VoteFitzgerald.com and contribute the most generous amount you can afford, to help me fight the fraud that is happening right now on recall petitions in my district and others.

It’s as easy as clicking here.

The stakes couldn’t be higher: if the recall-crazy Democrats take over the Senate, you can say “goodbye” to balanced budgets, pro-jobs bills and reform, and “hello” to gridlock and a nonstop campaign cycle.

This whole process is beginning to look like a joke. But if we can’t afford to fight their fraud, the union bosses and the protesters will be the only ones laughing.

Sincerely,

Scott Fitzgerald
Senator, 13th Senate District

P.S. Please give whatever you can afford by clicking here today: because of the unprecedented nature of the Recalls, you can contribute as much as you’d like, and as many times as you’d like. Even if you’ve given to my campaign before, please consider contributing to my effort to find fraud and root out duplicate signatures.

FITZ swag

Want official RECALL FITZ merchandise? Of course you do! Spread the word in style….

"Restore Fairness: Recall FITZ"Our fabulous black t-shirts are union-made in the USA. They were designed by Jefferson resident Bill Krupinski and hand-printed by Fort Atkinson resident Sam Arneson of Arneson Impressions. Suggested donation is $20 in person or $30 via our ActBlue account. If you make an online donation, please also e-mail RecallFitzTees@yahoo.com with your name, address, and size desired (at this point we have S-M-L-XL-2X-3x). We can’t guarantee we’ll have the size you need, but we’ll do our best.

We have yard signs available in Jefferson (320 S. Wisconsin Avenue), Beaver Dam (116 Monroe Street), Horicon (403 East Lake Street) and Columbus (315 East James Street). Suggested donation is $10 for these high-quality signs that were union-made in the USA.

Tell the world "I helped RECALL FITZ!"

And we have “I helped RECALL FITZ” buttons available to anyone who collects one full petition of 10 signatures. They can’t be bought; they have to be earned. Learn more here. These buttons are also union-made in the USA.

30 for 30

Today we’re announcing a new strategy that will make sure we power through the last half of our recall effort.

We’re more than halfway there and today we’re starting to canvass on weeknights when people are home from work. This effort will be won or lost on weeknights between 6-9 pm. Christmas and New Year’s fall on weekends this year, so we can’t count on good weekend numbers.

Tell the world "I helped RECALL FITZ!"We have 30 canvassing slots per day for the last 30 days of this effort. We have detailed maps and petition packets. And we have exclusive “I helped RECALL FITZ” buttons that can’t be bought — they have to be earned with a completed petition page!

Do YOU have the commitment to fill out just one petition to help recall Scott Fitzgerald? Sign up at RecallFitz.org/signup.htm or forever forfeit your right to complain 😉

Anyone eligible to vote in Wisconsin can make the short drive to Fitzgerald’s district and help us gather signatures. We carry petitions for Walker and Kleefisch, too.

9200!

We now have 9,200 signatures to recall Scott Fitzgerald. We’re past the halfway point!

On Wednesday we’ll announce a new initiative that will make sure we power through the last half of this recall effort.

We have 30 canvassing slots per day for the last 30 days of this effort. We have detailed maps and petition packets. And we have exclusive “I helped RECALL FITZ” buttons that can’t be bought — they have to be earned with a completed petition page!

Do YOU have the commitment to fill out just one petition to help recall Scott Fitzgerald? Help us out!