More than 2,000 LA college students rally to fight budget cuts

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It was a packed house Wednesday in front of the Louisiana State Capitol. Bus loads of college students from across the state rallied all to fight for higher education.

More than 2,000 students joined together for the Board of Regents’ Bring the H.E.A.T. Rally.

The goal is to get legislators to minimize the blow the budget cuts could have on higher education. Students from LSU to UL to UNO were there, but a good chunk of them were Southern University Jaguars.

“I came out because I really don’t like the fact that they’re cutting the budgets for higher education. You can find it in the budget to house men in jail, but you can’t find it to see that I get a proper education and better life for my family,” said Daniel Collins, a Southern University student.

“It makes me happy and productive and positive because we’re all coming together for one cause,” said Javaris Simmons, another Southern University student.

Students weren’t the only ones to attend the rally. Governor John Bel Edwards even made a special appearance, assuring the students that he will do whatever he can to save Louisiana’s public colleges and universities. 

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