RALEIGH -- Lawmakers kicked off a special session on Wednesday morning.

Protesters arrived early asking lawmakers to take up legislation on class size caps.

Many also showed up as part of the Fair Courts Day of Action, this after Tuesday night’s announcement about congressional maps being sent back to the GA due to partisan gerrymandering.

During a House Democrats news conference, some lawmakers said they hoped address Medicaid expansion while they are in session.

“This is not how I would run things or how the Democratic caucus would run things, but we are here. The taxpayers are paying for it so we might as well do some good things while we are here,” said Rep. Darren Jackson (D), Wake County.

The Senate has gone home for the rest of the week, except for a skeletal session on Friday.