Mark F. Miller - 2011 Wisconsin Protests

2011 Wisconsin Protests

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During the protests in Wisconsin, Miller, along with the 13 other Democratic State Senators, left the state the state to deny the State Senate a quorum on Governor Scott Walker's controversial "Budget Repair" legislation. As the bill was nonetheless being passed during the evening hours of March 9, 2011, Miller commented acidly, "In 30 minutes, 18 senators undid 50 years of civil rights".

Miller was subject to a movement to recall him from office as a result of leaving the state during the Wisconsin protests. Organizers of the recall came within 268 votes of recalling him and had the option of merging their signatures with those collected by the Utah-based group American Patriot Recall Coalition in order to meet the minimum number of signatures required. However, the group decided not to do so because they claimed "the APRC is a front group for either wrecking conservative causes or for simple money making."

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