Michigan Rising’s effort to recall Rick Snyder hits the ground running

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Michigan Rising, the group working to recall Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, has hit the ground running. According to spokesperson Bruce Fealk, the group already has tens of thousands of petitions in the field in the first few weeks of their signature-gathering drive.

As of this week they have distributed more than 50,000 petitions in 57 of Michigan’s 83 counties.

There are currently eight permanent signing locations in the state in Traverse City, Frankfort, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Mt. Pleasant, Allegan County, Ypsilanti, St. Clair and Macomb County. You can find the exact locations of the fixed petitions HERE.

Michigan Rising will also have a booth at this weekend’s Motor City Pridefest, which brings in nearly 100,000 people to Hart Plaza in Detroit on Saturday, June 2 from 2-10 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 12-8 p.m.

Fealk, who has spent considerable time working with activists in Wisconsin to recall Governor Scott Walker, had this to say:

A lot is riding on the recall elections in Wisconsin on June 5th. If Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch are successfully recalled, it will give the Michigan effort a short in the arm.

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  • cryingliberty

    The thing I’m frightened about with this is that all of the polling coming out of Wisconsin right now shows either a dead heat or Walker leading. Michigan’s effort to recall Synder seemingly had a lot less energy and visibility than Wisconsin’s recall effort against Walker – I fear that if they can’t pull it off, I there won’t even be a ghost of a chance of a successful recall in Michigan.

    Of course, it could be a lot of skewed polls being put out by Walker’s backers, but at the same time, it’s still disturbing to see, after all of the effort that was put into the recall campaign, to see how lackluster the broader support it’s carrying is. It makes me wonder if the broader public in Wisconsin even cares.

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