"It's a question of simple math: You cannot support a family in New York for $18,000 a year."
Local organizations and unions gather in the Twin Cities on April 15 for the national actions in the fight to raise wages.
They came from across America to launch a wide ranging, broad-based plan to make things right.
Before the march, participants gathered to make a "peace pledge," writing the name of a loved one lost to violence, or a message of peace, on a red felt heart.
The nation is about to see the roll-out of a dramatic effort more diverse than any wage campaign in American history.
Obama's announcement was "a major step forward toward ending the 55-year cold war with Cuba."
They've built a new social and economic justice movement on the foundation left by those who struggled before them.
Led by mothers, fathers, and widows of African American men killed by white police officers, 50,000 protesters marched up Pennsylvania Avenue.
The procession of about 1,000 included street theater, giant parade puppets, and musicians and ended at the stage set at the gates of the base.
Walmart employees' fight for justice and an end to retaliation reached a new level on Friday, with an estimated 1,600 actions and strikes.