I was helping on press during the Prop 14 Campaign back in 1976. It was my job to call radio stations with a 15 or 20 second sound bite. My co-worker Judy Martinez and were travelling around one day with Cesar and some other staff people. We stopped at a little market on Sepulveda near UCLA. Bought some food from a little market that sold Union grapes. We then drove to a little park nearby. As we were eating Cesar told a joke, wish I could remember it. It was very corny, but also very funny. Here was someone who I had and have such admiration for just being a regular person.
My reason for being there that day was to ask Cesar to read a brief statement into the tape recorder, but I was warned he might do it. Not only did he do it, but he then asked I wanted him to do it in Spanish. I had never been able to do this on my other political campaign as the candidate didn’t speak Spanish. I said yes and thanked him. It is a day I will never forget. I spent 30 years working on various progressive campaigns and this is one of my favorite stories.