Substitute teachers are often a forgotten group but they are speaking up in an effort to get themselves health insurance.
Adriana Moreno says, "insurance is not a luxuary, it's a necessity that every American should have."
Evangelina Villalobos is another sub that could use insurance, "I am a single parent and it's very hard, life is getting more tougher and with insurance I don't have to go across and pay 3-4 bucks when i can have it here."
The teachers met with Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen, who told them there wasn't much he could do. That the matter rests on the shoulders of each school district.
LISD Superintendent Dr. Marcus Nelson was at the meeting and he said he knows how important both the substitute teachers and their health coverage are to maintain his school district.
"We know that they are very important to our success and very critical members of our team and we are going to look at ways we can help support them anyway we can."
The teachers were happy in one respect just to be heard in the hopes that something will be done.
"At least this time somebody's going to listen to us and do something, because they only listen but they don't do anything."
In the end the teachers know that it is still a long process but they have hope and a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel.
"We would like to have it in about 2 or 3 years, but if it takes more, we've waited all this time we can wait some more."