Families who lost loved ones to drug related crimes in Mexico are touring the US to spread their stories.
Dancers dressed in the traditional Aztec style performed outside the Capitol Saturday afternoon.
The ceremony was part of the Caravan for Peace and Justice with Dignity rally.
The group is traveling to 27 cities in the US to raise awareness about drug cartel related violence in Mexico.
The group says 60 thousand people have died in Mexico's drug wars since 2007 and 10 thousand people have disappeared.
Rosa Perez says her daughter and several friends were last seen in 2011.
"Every road to the united states from Monterrey, Mexico have become very dangerous. The government says they are protected but I don't see they are very protected."
"I'm speaking because I want you to see the dimensions of the problem we have in Mexico."
The Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity plans to end the tour in Washington DC.