By Larry Miller Special to Published May 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM

This coming Tuesday we will decide Wisconsin's future. We have a chance to save our state.

The obstacles are formidable but victory is within our reach. Republicans have become arrogant in assuming victory.

But something encouraging is happening. Yesterday I exercised my democratic right to undo this injustice. I voted for Tom Barrett for governor and Mahlon Mitchell for lieutenant governor at 841 N. Broadway. While I went through the 10-minute process, I witnessed car-loads of Milwaukee citizens arriving and voting.

The remaining schedule for early voting in Milwaukee is:

In-person dates and times: Wednesday, May 30-Thursday, May 31, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, June 1, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway, Room 102

Request a ballot by mail: May 31, 5 p.m. is the deadline for electors to request absentee ballots by mail for the Recall Election.

The recall election will be won based on which side can get more people to the polls. Recent polling shows that 91 percent of Republicans say they are "absolutely certain" to vote, compared with only 83 percent of Democrats and independents.

It is our job to make absolutely certain that all Milwaukee communities vote. Milwaukee can make the difference in this election.

Don't forget the issues at stake:

  • Walker has given huge tax breaks to large corporations and wealthy individuals while increasing taxes on the poor.
  • Walker took away $1.6 billion from our schools.
  • Walker has made Wisconsin last in job creation.
  • Walker has slashed over $13 million from health care programs.
  • Walker has stripped away equal protection pay for Wisconsin's working women.
  • During the month of May, Walker has added $100,000 to his criminal defense fund, with a total of $160,000 over the last 6 weeks.
  • He is the only governor in America with a criminal defense fund.


Please vote. Please get everyone you know to vote.

Larry Miller Special to
Larry Miller was elected to the MPS school board in April 2009 after teaching high school social
studies and serving as an administrator in MPS for nearly two decades. His two sons are both MPS
graduates. Larry is an editor of Rethinking Schools and an adjunct at Marquette's College of Education.
He and his wife, Ellen Bravo, live on Milwaukee's East Side.