But even as the San Diego Labor Council hailed the new measure, it warned about an underhanded petition to undermine it.
According to Love, students need to build "relationships with unions - on and off campuses, to build bridges in the community, students are workers."
Chris Christie brought checks to the fundraiser totaling $4 million, demonstrators shouted, "Illinois is not for sale."
The "new populism" spoken of at the conference was described, defined and delivered with hope and realism.
"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."
A total of 4.7 million moms and their families would see an increase in wages. That's one fifth of all working moms and their families who would benefit.
The law effective May 1, in the Southeast Asian country of Brunei, provides for fines and prison sentences for gay men and lesbians, and women who have abortions.
"A goal of our Truthful Tuesday protests was to get people talking, change the dialogue, and reduce the tea party influence on Republicans. That is happening," said Brett Bursey, director of the S. C. Progressive Network.
The march, organized by the NAACP, labor unions, and religious leaders, amounted to a dramatic comeback of the Moral Monday protests that drew the nation's attention here over the last year.
Led by New Haven Rising, unions of Yale University workers and community groups, hundreds of volunteers knocked on doors across the city this summer and fall to discuss issues and organize a large voter turnout.