Calling all patriots!
From Jim Price, Brookfield Patch:
A Brookfield rally Saturday in support of Gov. Scott Walker, organized by a local grassroots group, has been moved back a bit to coordinate with a larger political event scheduled for the same day.
“Walker Backers At The Square,” an informal gathering at Brookfield Square mall, is now set for 4 to 6 p.m. so there will be less conflict for those who wish to attend the daylong “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Milwaukee.
“This is truly a grassroots event,” said Meg Duffy, one of the volunteer organizers. “Homemade signs, signs pulled up out of the dirt in our lawns, just to promote Gov. Walker.
“We’ll be on one of the busiest streets at prime time for people coming home from work.”
Duffy and her fellow organizers are the same group that coalesced around a Facebook page to present the “Celebrate Walker” rally Jan. 21 in Wauwatosa, which ended up becoming a major political event.
Walker Backers at the Square is not intended to match that in scope, and no speakers are scheduled at this time.
“It’s just gonna be a fun event with a lot of like-minded people getting out together,” Duffy said. “We expect maybe a couple hundred people – who knows, maybe more.
“There will be special guests – although I’m not at liberty now to say who.”
Participants in the roadside rally are also being asked to consider volunteering time working phone banks from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Waukesha Victory Center, 1701 Pearl St.
“We have 72 days left to get the patriots out there” before the projected date for the recall, Duffy said. “So, let’s go.”