Passing the torch: Latina farmworkers Huerta and Lopez meet

Gerawan farmworkers asked UFW icon Dolores Huerta for help in getting Governor Jerry Brown to have the ALRB count their votes. After some discussion, the civil rights leader and Gerawan farmworker leader Silvia Lopez stood together with Governor Brown.

That day, June 24, 2015, was a historic day for Latina farmworkers in California.

Just hours earlier, Brown had quietly fired ALRB General Counsel Sylvia Torres-Guillen, who had been one of the top officials responsible for trying to prevent the farmworkers from voting, and for trying to destroy their ballots afterward.


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