The Ventura Star has published a wonderful profile of Hank Lacayo, “Civic and Political Force Hank Lacayo Turns 80.” It is worth a read. The former director of United Auto Workers’ political and legislative program integrated Latinos into the Washington, DC-based civil rights community. He played a major role in the UAW’s support for the United Farm Workers in the 1965 grape strike. And he served as the sole Latino on President Jimmy Carter’s Transition Team. Lacayo is still active politically as the head of the California Congress of Seniors. I am quoted in the article.