Labor activist, feminist,
and advocate of non-violence
“The great social justice changes in our country have happened when people came together, organized, and took direct action. It is this right that sustains and nurtures our democracy today.”
“Walk the street with us into history.
Get off the sidewalk.”
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Dolores Huerta is a one of the most important labor activists of the 20th century, a feminist leader and advocate of non-violence. She and Caesar Chavez co-founded the United Farm Workers Association. From DoloresHuerta.org, "her lobbying and negotiating talents were demonstrated in securing Aid For Dependent Families (“AFDC”) and disability insurance for farm workers in the State of California in 1963, an unparalleled feat at the time. She was also instrumental in the enactment of the Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975. This was the first law of its kind in the United States, granting farm workers in California the right to collectively organize and bargain for better wages and working conditions.
....She traversed the country for two years on behalf of the Feminist Majority’s Feminization of Power: 50/50 by the year 2000 Campaign encouraging Latina’s to run for office." Learn more at Dolores Huerta Center for Community Orgaizing https://doloreshuerta.org/doloreshuerta/
In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with her most prestigious award, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. Upon receiving this award Dolores said, “The freedom of association means that people can come together in organization to fight for solutions to the problems they confront in their communities. The great social justice changes in our country have happened when people came together, organized, and took direct action. It is this right that sustains and nurtures our democracy today. The civil rights movement, the labor movement, the women’s movement, and the equality movement for our LGBT brothers and sisters are all manifestations of these rights. I thank President Obama for raising the importance of organizing to the highest level of merit and honor.” from the Dolores Huerta Foundation for Community Organizing
Dolores Huerta Center for Community Organizing https://doloreshuerta.org/doloreshuerta/
Bio from National Women’s History Museum
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