|Starting August 1, 2006 in New York City, WakeUpWalMart.com started
a 19-state, 35-day tour of 35 cities across the country. By mid-August
the bus was in Iowa, where a number of presidential hopefuls also happened
to be. On August 15 Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) participated in an event
in front of the Linn County Court House in Cedar Rapids; on August 16 Sen.
Joe Biden (D-DE) participated in a press conference at the Iowa State Historical
building in Des Moines; and on August 17 Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM) and
Gov. Tom Vilsack (D-IA) participated in a town hall meeting at Sullivan
Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. WakeUpWalMart.com is a project
of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.