WI recall: Democracy brings joy. Who knew?
She hoisted the bankers box of recall petitions to her shoulder, holding it there with her right hand and sauntered triumphantly down the line, high-fiving the yellow-vested volunteers along the sidewalk.
Nan Lambert’s grin as she made that short walk from a U-Haul truck to Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board office was exuberant. Barb Greub made the same brief trip a little less boisterously, but the smile that lighted her face was just as joyful.
Lambert is an unemployed mental health worker from the town of Troy. Greub, who is retired, lives in River Falls. The two were chosen to represent St. Croix and Pierce counties, respectively, when the call went out for a person from every Wisconsin county to help hand-deliver 3,000 pounds of petitions seeking the recall of Gov. Scott Walker and other state-level officials.
The Jan. 17 delivery of the petitions to the GAB in Madison culminated two months of work collecting signatures.
“The night of the 16th was like Christmas Eve, and I was like a 5-year-old,” said Lambert, explaining she was so excited she had trouble sleeping.
Read the whole thing, it's just great.