LFT President Steve Monaghan joined more than 200 activists on Saturday in support of Wisconsin teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public employees who are in danger of losing their collective bargaining rights.
As Advocate bureau chief Mark Ballard points out in this article, the rally "morphed into a protest of Gov. Bobby Jindal and his handling of state government's budget crisis."
Monaghan told the reporter that in Wisconsin, like in Louisiana, the budget crisis was largely caused by an avalanche of tax exemptions that state leaders approved in recent years.
This You Tube video by Leonard Joseph conveys the passion of the crowd at the capitol on Saturday: