The Sun Herald, 7/16/7

Linking the federal minimum wage to inflation and strengthening collective bargaining rights would be two steps toward the eventual elimination of poverty in America, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said Monday.

The idea of the three-day tour, set to formally start in New Orleans Monday, is both to draw attention to the struggles people face in urban and rural communities and to show what’s possible, John Edwards said.

The tour will wind through eight states, with Edwards scheduled to be in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee on Monday.