Around 200 demonstrators were in Jefferson City Monday calling for Missouri to adopt a $15 an hour minimum wage and other reforms to help the state’s low income and minority communities.
Most of them traveled by bus on Monday from Kansas City, and once they arrived marched into the State Capitol and staged a rally.
The demonstrators also called for new laws that champion racial justice and union rights. Similar rallies were held Monday in 24 other states.
Republican legislative leaders have not responded for comment on whether they would allow legislation to move forward on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Read more: St. Louis Public Radio