Meet the Socialist Workers Party candidate running in California to be a US senator
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Eleanor García joined the Socialist Worker’s Party in her twenties. She had been working with the United Farm Workers in Phoenix, Arizona, where she is from, on a boycott of Gallo wine, iceberg lettuce and table grapes. The UFW, founded in 1962 under a different name by Dolores Huerta, César Chávez, Larry Itliong and other organizers, is the largest farm workers union in the United States. She felt it was too intertwined with the Democratic Party, which did not align with her beliefs. Over time, she knew she wasn’t a Democrat. “There were farm workers that were pulled off the picket lines and ...