Wisconsin state Senator Van Wanggaard, one of the Republican legislators whose home has been picketed in the political battle over Gov. Scott Walker’s newly-passed law curtailing public employee unions, told the Racine Journal Times that he will be writing a new bill — to outlaw picketing at private homes.
“When they come to my house it’s intimidating and threatening,” said Wanggaard, a freshman who defeated a Democratic incumbent in the 2010 Republican wave.
He told the paper that some municipalities already have ordinances against such demonstrations at private residences, but he would like to see a statewide statute, and is in the early stages of writing a proposal.Also from the report:
When people went to his house picketing he wasn’t even there, he said.
He doesn’t have a problem with them going to his office, he said, but when people picket in neighborhoods that is a different story.