While some in the community here see the formation of a 16-member Ferguson Commission as "too little, too late" others see it as cause for some hope.
Voter protection advocates in Missouri will assist voters who have questions about their voting rights or face difficulties at the polls on Election Day.
While it is common knowledge that Missouri did not participate in Medicaid expansion in 2013, it is less widely known how this decision impacts thousands of poor and working class Missourians.
Right-wing Republicans in the Missouri legislature and their main financial supporter, libertarian billionaire Rex Sinquefield, suffered a stinging defeat.
"We have to do things that welcome immigrants to our state," Vanessa Crawford, executive director of MIRA, told members and activists from all over Missouri.
"We have an opportunity to expand Medicaid here in Missouri. We have an opportunity to give security to over 250,000 people who currently do not have health care."
Chris Christie, a Republican, threw union contracts out the window and enacted laws forcing unions to pay more into their pension and health care benefits packages.
Missouri's Republican-dominated Senate did something unexpected recently during the legislative special session.
Apparently, Congressman Akin or one of his staff had requested police presence in order to keep constituents off of the office property.
Nearly 100 community, labor and retiree activists rallied outside of Congressman Todd Akin's St. Louis office July 29.