Austin Ehlinger from Devine, Texas, helps hold a “Come and Take It” banner during the Guns Across America Pro-gun rally on Jan. 19, 2013 at the Texas State Capitol.
Trameen Washington, 5, pulls a cart filled with groceries given to his family by volunteers during the Day of Hope event held at Campbell Elementary School in Springfield, Mo. on April 18, 2015.
Laura Boyd listens to state senator Mike Parsons (R-Bolivar), whom he introduced at the event today, announce his candidacy for MIssouri state governor at Bolivar High School in Bolivar, Mo. on April 30, 2015.
Faith Honeycutt, 2, dances in between her parents Michael and Jennifer and sister Rebecca, 10, in the overflow waters of Finley River on McCracken Rd. in Ozark, Mo. on June 19, 2015. The bridge was one of many roads closed throughout the greater Springfield area after it was hit by the remnants of tropical storm Bill.
Jamilah Beene, an African Diaspora studies major at the University of Texas, chants slogans at a rally held Oct. 2, 2012. The rally, which began at the University of Texas and marched through the West Campus neighborhood, protested racism in the university and in the neighborhood. Around 200 people were in attendance.
Amanda Garretson shares a moment with Stella, her 2-year-old daughter, before speaking to those attending a vigil at Jordan Valley Park in Springfield, Mo. on March 21st, 2015 in honor of Brodie and Marley WIlliams, victims of their father, William, who shot them before engaging in a police standoff and eventually killing himself on Monday.
Rev. Mark Struckhoff (center), executive director of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks, makes his case against payday loans to Representatives Elijah Haahr (left) and Lincoln Hough (right) during a lobby day at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. on April 20, 2016 aimed at convincing lawmakers to reject campaign donations by payday loan companies.
Joan Gentry, a volunteer for the No Repeal campaign, attends the campaign's election night party at The Old Glass Place in Springfield, Mo, on April 7, 2015.
Dennis Vance tries to preach to the gathered crowd as Tiffany Gladden (left) and Daphne Grann (right) try to block Vance and his fellow counter-protestors with hand-made signs. Around 1,000 people gathered at downtown Springfield's Park Central Square to attend a rally in support of LGBTQ rights on April 10, 2015 in Springfield, Mo. The rally was organized after city voters voted to repeal existing language in Springfield's non-discrimination ordinance affording such protections based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
State senator Mike Parsons (R-Bolivar) stands surrounded by his family after announcing his candidacy for MIssouri state governor at Bolivar High School in Bolivar, Mo. on April 30, 2015.