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Enough is Enough!

About 7,000 MEA members, supporters rally at the Capitol

About 7,000 proud union members and their supporters traveled to Lansing June 24 for a massive MEA rally on the Capitol lawn. Their message was clear: Enough is Enough!

The event highlighted the need for adequate, stable, and equitable funding for public education. Rally-goers urged lawmakers to stop attacks on public education and instead invest in Michigan’s future through education.

Speakers included gubernatorial hopeful Virg Bernero, teacher-turned lawmaker Rep. Jennifer Haase, and others. The Enough is Enough campaign doesn’t end with the rally – in the coming weeks, MEA will announce how this effort will continue through the 2010 elections.

Related: Check out photos from the June 24 rally – and check back for more in the coming days as we update with more rally photos.

Read vignettes featuring the comments of various participants:

Bernero to crowd: ‘Education is economic development’

Summer birds: Retired teacher, spouse travel from Florida for rally

Bus drivers fighting to save Michigan jobs

 A sign of the times: Laid off educators join rally

Mother-daughter team demand sustainable school budget

What’s next? Elections!