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The Congress of California Seniors is saddened to announce the passing of its
State President Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo.
Lacayo served as president of the Congress of California Seniors for 16 years prior to his death on Monday, May 1 in Newbury Park. Lacayo was an Air Force veteran and employee of North American Aviation in Los Angeles where he became active in the United Auto Workers of America. He was elected president of UAW Local 887 representing over 30,000 workers at North American Aviation (later Rockwell International). In 1974, Lacayo moved to Detroit to accept positions at UAW’s national headquarters. In 1974 he was appointed National Director of the giant union’s Political and Legislative Department.
Upon his retirement in 1986, Lacayo threw himself into vigorous public advocacy and formed H.L. and Associates, a consulting firm focused on workers’ rights, civil rights, senior issues and international affairs. In 2001 he was elected president of the Congress of California Seniors which advocates for seniors throughout California.
Hank Lacayo had many friends and was admired for his tenacity, charm and firm grasp of issues affecting workers, minorities, the aged and the disabled. He will be missed.
Who We Are
After three and one-half decades, the Congress of California Seniors (CCS) is one of the most widely recognized non-profit organizations in California. We are consistently asked to speak out on issues and usually take a position on ballot initiatives and landmark legislation. Our reputation speaks well of the senior leaders who have worked hard on behalf of CCS since its founding in 1977.
What We Do
CCS sponsors local workshops, regular regional meetings, and statewide conferences which bring together diverse voices from California’s senior community. We have taken a progressive stance on most issues and worked with other advocacy groups representing the interests of patients, consumers, the disabled, workers and others. CCS also issues an annual report that analyzes and rates all state legislators on their voting record related to key senior issues; it receives wide media coverage.
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