Several representatives wore “Good Trouble” masks on the floor. Reps. Ashley Bland Manlove, Rasheen Aldridge, LaKeySha Bosley, Matt Sain, and Ian Mackey explained to The Missouri Times what the term coined by the late U.S. Congressman John Lewis meant to them.
“It’s about your First Amendment right to be able to hold your elected officials accountable but in a peaceful way,” Manlove said.
“All of us with these Good Trouble masks on are standing on the shoulders of great individuals like John Lewis, who was an activist as well as a legislator,” Aldridge said. “We’re here to address violence in St. Louis but not the root cause, and it’s important for us that we cause good trouble.”