Recalling Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the 8 GOP Senators eligible for recall will be extremely hard work, even with our state's sentiment turning decidedly against Walker and his goons.
So let's make it easier.
You know all that blue painter's tape we used to hang signs in the Capitol -- the same tape that apparently did $7.5 million in damage to the marble? The same tape the Capitol officials told us to use?
Let's use it again -- visibly, on our mailboxes -- so recall canvassers can identify recall-friendly homes easily.
Let's call it the "Make It Stick" campaign.
The current recall effort, focused on the 8 Republican Senators who are eligible for recall under Wisconsin state law, is being championed by the Wisconsin Democratic Party. National groups, like DFA and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, are currently gauging support for the effort.
As you know, we can't recall Scott Walker until January of 2012, after he's been in office for a year.
We need anywhere between 14,000 and 21,000 signatures for each district to force recall for the 8 GOP Senators, and we only have 60 days to do it. Canvassing already started this weekend (register to help here). If we can "make it stick" in just 3 of those districts, we would swing control of the Wisconsin Senate back to the good guys, and effectively cripple Walker's plans to destroy our state.
It's a simple idea: run to your hardware store (or your basement) and grab some blue painter's tape. Tear off a piece and stick it on your mailbox. Canvassers will recognize you as a recall supporter, allowing them to be efficient in their effort to collect signatures.
Even if you live in an apartment with a big bank of common mailboxes, you can "make it stick."
Do this today if you live in Senate Districts 2 (Shawano area), 8 (River Hills area), (far western Wisconsin), 14 (Ripon area), 18 (Fond du Lac), 20 (West Bend), 28 (New Berlin) or 32 (La Crosse). Find a full Wisconsin Senate Map here if you are unsure of your district.
Sign the petitions. Volunteer to help. And then make it stick!