"I wanted to raise awareness about this issue and to support the people of Ferguson to let them know there are people here on the west coast who care about them."
They walked in silence holding signs that read "Hands Up - Don't Shoot" and posters with the names of victims of police brutality from around the country including New Haven.
As the mile-long column marched down the main street of Florissant, whole families poured from their doors and joined the procession: the peoples' struggle is the workers' struggle.
The interviews with people in Ferguson demonstrate how what should have been a week of peaceful protest became for Ferguson the trauma of experiencing police terrorism.
"Due to huge turnout, it took me hours to travel the two miles from my home to the site of a rally in a packed church Sunday, a day of healing, a day of looking for answers."
Everywhere the message was the same: There is no excuse in the United States of America for rifles and heavy weaponry to be aimed at people exercising their right to peaceful protest.
Walmart workers were on Capitol Hill telling lawmakers how the giant retailer's scheduling practices make it impossible for most of them to lead anything approaching a normal life.
Regional and national activists will come together to support domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander and strengthen opposition to mandatory minimum sentencing.
All criminal charges were dropped against Palestinian leader, Dr. Sami Al-Arian on June 27, a ruling greeted by those who have fought for nearly two decades to free him.
The convention was arguably the most open and broadly attended in the party's history. Events were live streamed and open to the press.