After a slew of protests in West Virginia, U.S. citizens started to see the power of their voices, as Governor Jim Justice increased the amount educators are compensated by 5%.

Now, teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky have gone on strike, marching their way to their respective Capitols.

“It is a heartfelt thing. It’s not just something to do, a way to get attention,” Jason Simeroth, the superintendent of schools in Yukon, Oklahoma told MSNBC. “This is the heart of education … This is what it’s all about. It’s about people pulling together for the betterment of our kids, which is going to help Oklahoma in the long run.”