Groups Rally Against Walker
Appleton-- Several groups are traveling the state to promote rallies against Governor Walker and his policies as the recall election nears.The state's Republican Party is calling the timing of these rallies nothing more than a distraction.
One of the rallies is called an education rally. It features a school bus that has traveled the state in recent weeks, protesting funding cuts to education. Another, held in front of Appleton’s City Hall, rallied against the governor’s cuts to the state’s Medicaid system. Organizers say 17,000 people are losing Badger care because of budget cuts. "We are calling upon Governor Walker to change his position and ask for a special session of the legislature to fully restore Badger care and to do that by reducing these corporate tax breaks,”said event organizer Robert Kraig.
The state’s Republican Party called the rallies “a distraction.” Ben Sparks of the Republican Party telling NBC26 : "These third party groups are nothing more than a coordinated distraction being pushed by liberal activists and their feeble attempt to distract voters from the real issues at stake in Wisconsin. Their repeated misinformation is falling on deaf ears, as Wisconsin families have made it very clear they want to continue moving our state forward under Governor Walker's leadership."