Another demonstration outside of Sen. Alberta Darling’s (R-River Hills) office in Menomonee Falls is set to occur Wednesday evening.
Former Waukesha County Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Christensen has organized a protest, which is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. outside Darling's office at N88W16621 Appleton Ave. Christensen is also a candidate for Democratic Party chairmanship of Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District.
Christensen said he expects about 75 to 100 people to join the demonstration later today.
“I think it’s a good reminder for Alberta that she is on the wrong side of this bill and the wrong side of history and people are not happy,” Christensen said. “It’s just another opportunity for people to have their voice heard. There weren't a lot of people who could make it to rallies in Madison and this is another chance.”
Kristopher Rowe, the organizer of the Darling recall campaign, said he might also attend. He said the protest would coincide with several other demonstrations and canvassing efforts occurring on the North Shore Wednesday.
“I think I may head up and take some pictures and talk to folks and get some people fired up for the weekend canvassing,” Rowe said. “The energy is still really high. People are deeply hurt by the passage of this bill and the protests continue but people are a little more anxious now.”
Rowe said they are hoping to make a large push forward with their canvassing operations this weekend in Mequon, Shorewood and Menomonee Falls. According to a that appeared on Patch.com March 11, Rowe said he has “well over 1,000” volunteers in his database of volunteers.
Last month, outside of Darling’s office in Menomonee Falls to demonstrate their opposition to Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. The protest wound through downtown, and backed up traffic along Appleton Avenue during rush hour.