Ricardo Villalpando


Like most of the organizers, Ricardo Villalpando had come out of the fields, and he knew them well. He worked tirelessly to persuade others that supporting the UFW was the path to a better life. He went wherever he had to in order to talk to workers in small groups: On buses that took them to the fields. In labor camps and apartments. He could always be counted on to pitch in, whether the task was sewing banners or using a megaphone to call workers out of the fields to join a march. His days began before dawn, and often ended with late night meetings at the union hall.



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