Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Activists calling for greater investment in public services ranging from schools to in-home health care are ending a 48-day, 365-mile march with a rally in front of the state Capitol.
The small group of marchers who have trekked the length of California's Central Valley will be joined at a rally Wednesday by thousands of union workers, students and religious leaders.
Their call for greater government investment comes as the Republican Party, GOP candidates and members of the tea party movement propose tax cuts and a stripping down of government services.
The teachers and labor groups supporting the march say severe budget cuts are jeopardizing the institutions that have made California great. They advocate higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy.