FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Across the nation, fast food workers are asking for an increase in pay.
Many of them walked out on the job Monday to spread that message.
The Fort Wayne Change Makers and the Poor People's Campaign are trying to amplify it.
Kimberly Koczan with the Poor People's Campaign said many of the people on the front lines in these positions are people of color.
"There's a high number of African Americans who are working low wage jobs that are also the highest risk jobs right now," Koczan said.
The Change Makers said everyone should get the opportunity to have the proper training and education to excel.
Systemically, they said that has not been the case.
"That would help close the income gap that we experience in minority communities," Kibwe Cooper with Change Makers said.
Cooper wishes more organizations joined the movement Monday.
"It speaks a little bit about what's going on in our city right now. There's some conversations that we need to have some conversation we're trying not to have as it results in a livable wage and nationally people calling for that wage to be $15 an hour,” Cooper said.