Dolores Huerta

Founder and President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation

Dolores Huerta, Founder and President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation,is a civil rights activistand community organizer. She has worked for laborrights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice Presidentand played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship,which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-incomecommunities;advocate for greater equality for the LGBTcommunity; and create strong leadership development.She has received numerous awards,among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Ms. Huertawith The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honorin the United States.

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