The problem was Democrats didn't turn out: Only 26 percent of registered voters in Virginia voted.
Vitter lost to Edwards because voters were sick and tired of Republicans like him destroying their economic security by giving their state away to huge corporations.
Labor has joined faith and civic organizations to ensure that Pope Francis' message on inclusion, solidarity and equality is amplified during his visit to the U.S. during the third week of September.
Florida's governor, Rick Scott, has either stood by and let the degradation of the state occur or has actively contributed to it.
But even as the San Diego Labor Council hailed the new measure, it warned about an underhanded petition to undermine it.
Participants explained why they are going: "To deliver aid to our brothers and sisters in Cuba as a direct challenge to the U.S. government's cruel and immoral economic blockade."
"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."
The House's ruling Republicans jammed through a GOP-written budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, by a 219-205 vote on Apr. 10.
Southside Virginia has been in the news because of a catastrophic coal ash spill into the Dan River, and now, racist comments by a legislator comparing Obamacare to tar babies.
"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.