Union supporters in Wisconsin have launched a recall effort targeting Republican state senators who backed Gov. Scott Walker
’s move to curtail collective-bargaining rights by the state’s public employees unions.
Volunteers worked the phones on Sunday seeking signatures on petitions to recall legislators who voted for the governor’s bill, USA Today reports
. Wisconsin allows recall efforts to begin one year after a lawmaker is elected. Eight Republicans are now eligible for recall.
Recall petitions require a number of signatures equal to 25 percent of the votes cast in the last governor’s election in a district, the newspaper disclosed — a “high hurdle but achievable for such an emotional issue.”
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