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Dolores Huerta

United States

  • Geographic Location: North America

About me:

I.M.O.W. Global Council Member Dolores Huerta is regarded as the most prominent Chicana labor leader in the United States. She is the founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, whose mission is to build active communities in disadvantaged areas that work towards fair and equal access to healthcare, housing, education, jobs, civic participation and economic resources with an emphasis on women and youth.

Dolores is the co-founder, with Cesar Chavez, of the United Farm Workers (UFW), whose non-violent tactics led to the passage of the U.S. Agricultural Labor Relations Act. Early in her career as a political activist, she fought for legislation to permit voters to cast their ballots in Spanish, and the right for drivers to take the license exam in their native languages. At age 77, she is still a tireless advocate for political and social change, reproductive justice and equality marriage. Dolores is a board member of the Feminist Majority Foundation, which advocates for gender balance, and the California Museum of History, Women, and the Arts. She is also vice president emeritus and the secretary-treasurer emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO (UFW) and the field director for People for the American Way.

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Founder and President, Dolores Huerta Foundation
Co-Founder, United Farm Workers of America
Board Member, Fund for the Feminist Majority

I'm passionate about:

Worker's rights.


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