Pro-Walker Rally Now Has a Name — and a Fresh New Face [VIDEO]

Jerrid Madden, a 16-year-old political activist, will be the first featured speaker at an event featuring a powerful lineup of political leaders.

The organized in the state since a recall movement began now has an official name: Celebrate Walker.

The event, scheduled for Jan. 21 in Wauwatosa's , also has a speaker schedule, a poster and flyer, its very own political action committee — and a new, young face and voice who organizers say looks and sounds like the conservative movement of the future.

Event organizers announced that 16-year-old Jerrid Madden of Muskego will be the first featured speaker of the day, following an introduction by state Sen. Leah Vukmir.

It's Jerrid's first speaking engagement, and he's not a bit nervous, even though he'll be followed by a dozen of the most prominent Republican leaders in the state. In fact, he's pumped up to be able to launch a rally for Walker, his political hero.

"You may not be old enough to vote, but you're old enough to get out the vote," Jerrid said. "I just try to do whatever I can to acknowledge people and enlighten them about politics and how it affects us every day."

Organizers are billing his speech as the introduction of the "Next Generation Conservative," and that will be his theme.

Jerrid, a sophomore at Mukwonago High School, began wearing a Stand With Walker button to school and before long was volunteering to counter-protest the Recall Walker movement and to pass out pro-Walker signs.

Jerrid is "a little bit different" than most teenagers, even those who have an interest in politics, said Paris Procopis, president of the new political action committee Onward Wisconsin, organized to support next Saturday's rally and others to come.

"He's inspired by some of the events he's gone to ... ultimately leading to, 'Hey, I want to get involved. I want to be able to help somehow.'"


Here's the announced order of events and speakers, subject to change, beginning at 1 p.m., with speakers tentatively scheduled every 15 minutes:

  • Welcome – Pledge of Allegiance – National Anthem
  • State Sen. Leah Vukmir
  • Jerrid Madden, Mukwonago High School Student
  • State Sen. Alberta Darling
  • State Sen. Van Wangard
  • State Rep.David Craig
  • State Rep. Jeff Stone
  • State Rep. Robin Vos
  • Hispanic Chamber Board Member Perfecto Rivera
  • Kim Simac
  • State Sen. Glenn Grothman
  • Dr. Tim Nerenz
  • State Treasurer Kurt Schuller
  • Former U.S. Congressman Mark Neumann, candidate for U.S. Senate
  • State Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, candidate for U.S. Senate
  • Former Gov. Tommy Thompson
  • Conclusion, now scheduled for 4:25 p.m.

The long-range forecast for the day is for overcast skies with a temperature of 33 degrees, and no snow or rain.

Some warmer temperatures are expected leading up to the event, with a current prediction of 40 degrees for Monday, which may melt some of the snow already on the ground. However, some new snow may fall later in the week as the thermometer dips again.

Drive To 24 January 18, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Well Mr. Patriot- you obviously did not have the moxy or support of Republicon green root support. Oh wait- didn't Walker try to recall Doyle at some point in his infamous "career". Or perhaps Doyle didn't rape Wisconsin like Walker did in the last year. Hmmmm
Drive To 24 January 18, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Mr. Patriot: " Now we have another movement underfoot.  One which currently isn't getting much attention from the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, but has been featured on conservative talk radio in the area as well as Madison.  I am referring to the "Recall Doyle" campaign.   Governor Doyle needs to go.  And the Recall Doyle organization is spearheading the effort to kick him out of office. " Looks like you are misinformed or just plain don't know your Wisconsin politics. Hmmm
Patriot January 18, 2012 at 02:49 AM
@Drive-Doyle didnt rape Wisconsin? Well I was def affected by your boy Doyles actions year after year. Thus far I have not been affected by Gov Walkers action but rather have benefited. As for recalling Doyle that is the difference between you so called progressive liberals and myself. I allow the democratic process to play out. As elections have consequences. Unlike you who feels because you dont agree you must recall. Drive to its ok this just shows your mentality and your morals. For you its all about you and you only. You just ride the wave of your so called grass roots movement. Very similar to the Vietnam Protests.
Patriot January 18, 2012 at 02:54 AM
@Bob- I dont believe there is 1.6 petitions for Walker. Either way a large portion of those Im sure will be found to be fradulant. So its more like the amount that originally voted against Walker during the election. So if it comes to an election the silent majority will once again keep him in office!!! Then what will you do? Im sure you will find something else to waste the States money on. Just think if this was not costing the State 9 million plus maybe there would be a few more bucks for said services.
Patriot January 18, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Drive-Its ok I know you really cant help. I will just consider the source. A progressive left wing socialist liberal whose only concern is his bottom dollar
Drive To 24 January 18, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Patriot- do you now recall that Doyle was up for a recall or is that something you can't or won't admit.
Drive To 24 January 18, 2012 at 03:10 AM
The difference between you Patriot and the the 20,000 Wisconsinites who collected the signatures is that they have the moxie and balls to get it done. You sir are a passive little sheep following Walker down the chute to slaughter.
Patriot January 18, 2012 at 03:16 AM
@Drive-Ya there we go again the typical progressive name calling. Its okay I understand you cant help it. The difference between you and I is I have common sense and U have union sense. Get used to it Drive. Its about time your cadillac health care has come to and end and you are required to give a little just as of us in the private sector.
skinnyDUDE January 18, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Wonder who the Union will tell you libs you have to support? It wont be your call. I seen the list of names out there. They are not impressive. Dont worry they will decide for you and than you can parrot theyre talking points. Lord knows there isnt much original thought coming from the left. And common sense left the building many moons ago . lol
Randy1949 January 18, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Any potential candidates are not announcing for a very good reason. I'm sure I'll have a nice selection to chose from once the recall is a certainty.
Say What? January 18, 2012 at 04:00 AM
I am a robot, just tell me who to vote for. I will do whatever you say...shoot got in a trance again.
skinnyDUDE January 18, 2012 at 04:02 AM
@Randy1949 Unions already told Barret not to run. He fully utilized Walkers reforms to give Milwaukee one of its most responsible budgets in decades. Plus , you wont hear alot about collective bargaining in any recall election. Just as in the senate recalls .....that was not a talking point that wins voters. Unions will pick your canidate and than u will do as your told . They know they got to keep you in line . They cant have members thinking for themselves and concluding the reforms in fact are working. I was in a union . I know the drill . But common sense and logic is a far better path than hatred and emotion . The unions will wind you all up and you will all act like the trained monkeys they see you as. They cant have any lose cannons actually using logic and relistic fiscal details . Do as your told thats your job.
Randy1949 January 18, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Did I say Barrett? Did I say any name? Did I say I was in a union? None of the above.
skinnyDUDE January 18, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Randy1949 doesnt matter if you are or you are not. They have taken over the democratic party in Wisconsin. You will do as your told. Thats just a fact. Dont you like that you dont have to make a choice now . They will do all the thinking for you . I am sure they would love your support . Why do u think they beat the war drums ...its so the trained monkeys come running. I know the drill . I seen it 1st hand for years. So keep fighting for them..... no worries...I am sure they are doing it for your best interests. lol
Randy1949 January 18, 2012 at 04:25 AM
And who has taken over the Republican party in Wisconsin? I can see which way the future is going with them, and it's no choice at all.
Laurel Martin January 18, 2012 at 04:54 AM
There are true republicans and there is the tea party movement. I don't mind a good debate with a republican but the tea party movement is just ridiculous. It's impossible to meet in the middle when they want to dig in their heels and refuse to cooperate because they want their way or no way. I am glad to see many republicans are disagreeing with the tea party these days and want their name back. Thank goodness for that. I miss the normalicy instead of the craziness involved with the extreme ideals of the tea party movement. :/
Patriot January 18, 2012 at 12:48 PM
@Laurel-Well see thats where you are wrong. The Tea Party movement is a movement similar to what the founding fathers believed. They believed in smaller government for one thus the Constitution and Bill of rights was born. People are sick and tired of all the left & right pocket liners just to get the vote. ie Ron Paul a true fiscal conservative!! We The People will prevail. Obviously the way things have been done past and present are not working. The Tea Party is just that We The People who want to take our Country back. Why should we apologize for being arrogant? Obviously Obama feels we need to. If America is so bad then why are there thousands if not millions still trying to get here? Again because Gov Walker put an end to a privlege that many have exploited for years you are upset, because Gov Walker recognized the importance of our 2nd Amendment and passed conceal carry, because Gov Walker also signed voter ID you want to recall him. You cannot argue there is no voter fraud on all sides of the fence. So voter ID just helps to hopefully prevent that. I mean come on they have discovered there were forged signatures in Indiana just to get Obama on the ticket back in 08. It happens so no denying it. Had the founding fathers shared your thoughts and beliefs we would not be who we are today. As they would have went along with the party rule at that time and we would honoring the king and queen
Rudy Sparks January 18, 2012 at 05:13 PM
He is young and has an opinion and was able to speak it in an intelligent manner. I respect that. Even more so because at that age I had a similar point of view. I was "conservative" and right wing. Iwent to what would be a conservative University in Michigan until Reagan got elected and my college funding dried up. I went into the working world. The company I worked for went out of business. I went back to College at UWM and was nauseated by the extremists on both ends of the spectrum and realized that I am a moderate. I ended up getting my degree and found a job where I can help people (regardless of anything) when they need it the most. I hold in high regard those who value the worth of a human life from birth to death.Those who seek only to hurt others for their own benefit I have no respect for. That is why I am one of a million who signed to recall Walker.
Rudy Sparks January 18, 2012 at 05:25 PM
The Tea party also was born of the middle class because they were sick and tired of paying for so much when those that had the most paid the least (1%ers). Unfortunately the Tea-party got bought out by the 1%ers who have turned the middle class against itself and is demonizing public workers and they are laughing about it as they are no longer the focus of the movement. That is where the Occupy movement came from. They are the 99% who recognize what happened to the Tea-party, a good thing gone wrong
skinnyDUDE January 19, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Sadly the left simply doesnt understand Economics. The classic case is California . Of course they overpaid public employees too . They increased taxes on businesses. Businesses than flea the state. They get less and less revenue . Cuts and layoffs are than forced later in the game because the debt consumes the state. The unions dont protest this as long as they are getting theyre cut and steady flow of union dues to feed theyre bloated Hierachy. Its not about workers jobs or rights...its about UNION DUES. I was in a Union . I know the drill . The recall has nothing to do with preserving education, fiscal sanity or a clear path forward. Its about Union dues and the fear Unions have that the public union shell game is being exposed and than addressed! Anyone with half a brain knows this. The anti walker crowd is either ignorant or in denial of the basic reality of this entire uproar. Puppets having theyre strinsg pulled to do whatever it takes to preserve union dues. Amazing !
Walker January 19, 2012 at 07:36 PM
1.9 million!!!
Patriot January 19, 2012 at 07:42 PM
@Skinny-Dude couldnt have said it better!!! That is absolutely what this is about. The unions loosing big money period!! Yes I understand how those who have had the gravy for sooooo long are upset that they are or think they are loosing something. The only real cost to you at this point is your contributions to your health care which only brings u in line with all the rest of us and even then your paying less!! As far as Education that the left keeps throwing out there is total BS!!! We are so far behind the rest of the world and that happened long before Gov Walker came along. As a matter of fact Milwaukee itself, Racine and other areas were failing long before Gov Walker. So stop using Walker as an excuse and start taking personal responsibility
Walker January 19, 2012 at 07:44 PM
CINDY ARCHER!!! Are you back on here again? Did you not learn anything? OMG girl!
Walker January 19, 2012 at 07:50 PM
That's because that's how parrots are. They can only repeat what they are taught.
Walker January 19, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Wisconsin lost private-sector jobs for the sixth consecutive month in December, the same period in which the nation added jobs. http://click.journalinteractivemail.com/?qs=fc04b282f1a8686fadc29328c975e437ab337f492a7d5e295f496b8176fa5743
Patriot January 19, 2012 at 09:01 PM
@Walker-With the chaos this State is in right now, why would anyone want to set up shop in this State? Total Uncertainty
Walker January 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Agreed & at the center of that chaos is walker. Hmmm . . . .
Patriot January 23, 2012 at 01:07 AM
@Walker-No it is the 14 goons who left the State as well as you hard core progressive socialist liberals
Walker January 23, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Look a chicken!
Noelle Lorraine January 25, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Cynthia, did you see Jerrid's speech? I hope so. He did wonderful !


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