The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has Muskego's Country Christmas on its website as a location for petition signing.
The parade is slated to begin on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. along Pioneer Drive. The festivities lead to a celebration at theculminating in the lighting of the community Christmas tree.
Evan Gorelick, who is listed as the host for the event is field coordinator at the Waukesha County office for the Democratic Party. He is not from the city, but has volunteers that will be at the event.
Gorelick had stated recall organizers would not be positioned at a table, but would walk along the parade route to collect signatures. However, Matt Lowe, a Muskego man who is volunteering for the event, said it may be easier to have a place at the festival where people who are looking to sign petitions instead of walking up to people.
"I'm not going to be here to argue with anyone, or debate issues," Lowe explained. "However, for those people who want to sign, it's important to give them that chance. If you're opposed to the recall you don't have to sign."
Tina Wiess, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, which is putting on the day's activities, acknowledged the group's right to be there, and hoped things would stay peaceful. Otherwise, she said the Chamber would have no other comment on the matter.
Lowe said he has been posted at various sites in the city since the Democratic Party officially filed their recall request on November 15 to offer the opportunity to residents in a public area to sign. He said he has encountered people who "would wait for others to finish signing, just to yell at me for being there."
Recall organizers have until January 17 to file signatures, with 540,000 approved needed to trigger a recall election.