Over 500 people rallied at the steps of our state Capitol Tuesday, with a strong message for lawmakers, "Enough is Enough".
That message "Enough is Enough" was seen on posters and tee-shirts. Over 40 organizations turned up for the rally. Access to healthcare, strong public services such as education and strong environmental protections were among the issues discussed.
The rally attracted people from almost every job sector in the market. One of the rally organizers said there have been enough cuts to health care, public education, colleges and universities, to public safety and to woman shelters.
All the cuts, the organizer said, came under the Jindal budget and it's time everyone stood up and said enough is enough.
One of the teachers in attendance said the path that our educational system is headed down makes her look forward to getting out of the business. She said she's been a teacher for over 20 years, that her children went to public schools but seeing the direction our schools are taking with what the governor is doing makes her look forward to retirement.
Currently the state budget is still being looked over by the house appropriations committee where adjustments are still being considered.