After several pep speeches at the Save Our State rally outside the state Capitol, ralliers are now marching around the Capitol complex.

The speeches are over. Now it's marching time.

After several pep speeches at the Save Our State rally outside the state Capitol, ralliers are now marching around the Capitol complex. A leader of the rally says they're being led in the march by the 125-member Springfield High School marching band.

Ralliers heard from speakers including union officials urging lawmakers not to let the opportunity to do the right thing slip by this spring.

"What we can't afford is public officials who can't do their jobs," said Henry Bayer, head of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31.

Ralliers were instructed to make coordinated cell phone calls to flood legislators' offices, and they several times turned to the Statehouse and shouted slogans such as, "Show some guts, stop the cuts."