Depends on how one defines "ordinary people." Those who are fortunate enough to still be gainfully employed, and dare to speak up, are heard to some degree. The rest don't have the public microphone, and even liberal media (with very rare exception) rarely mention the protests of the poor. I did come across one brief item over the last year about one of the Poor People's Campaign protests. It was essentially treated as a black issue, even though the great majority of US poor are white.
The US shipped out a huge share of our jobs since the 1980s, ended actual welfare in the 1990s, and pretends there are no consequences. Not everyone can work, and the last I heard, there are 7 jobs for every 10 jobless people who still have the means to pursue one (home address, phone, etc.). The poor ask what the point of peaceful protest is, if no one hears them.