How you can get involved in efforts to win back collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin

There are many ways you can get involved in efforts to save our union, including:

1) Gather signatures for the recall of eight Republican Senators

We need your help to recall 8 Republican Senators who stood with Scott Walker and rammed through his extreme agenda that ends 50 years of civil rights and strips teachers, nurses, librarians and other workers of their right to collective bargaining. The clock is ticking and we now have less than 60 days to collect the signatures we need to force a recall. Every day counts.

Please take a look at the volunteer schedule and sign up to help.

2) Make phone calls

Whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours to spare, you can help by making phone calls to inform people across Wisconsin of events happening in their districts; to recruit volunteers for rallies, marches and events; to ask people to canvass for recall efforts; to thank past volunteers; and so on. Don’t worry if you don’t have experience. Phonebanking coordinators will provide you with information about what to say.

To make phone calls, please go to the TAA Office (254 W. Gilman Street, Madison, WI, above American Apparel)

  • Monday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: noon – 9:00 p.m.

There are several other phonebanking locations in downtown Madison, but their opening hours vary.

If you can’t come to one of our phonebanking locations, but are interested in making phone calls, please contact

3) Sign the pledge to recall Scott Walker

Scott Walker is not eligible for recall — yet. Please pledge to recall Scott Walker in January 2012.

4) Write a letter to your local newspaper

A few things to remember when writing a letter to the editor:

  • Respond to a specific story that the newspaper recently published.
  • Keep it short and to the point (250 words or less).
  • Make one or two main points that respond to the article you reference but add new information or a different perspective on the issue.
  • Sign your name and location.
  • Close with something catchy.

Take a look at some sample letters to the editor.

5) Join in the rallies, marches, protests and other events taking place

Take a look at the Defend Wisconsin events calendar to see what’s going on. Please also let us know of events that are not posted.

For more information and updates, visit our partner Defend Wisconsin.