Dolores Huerta to appear for YES on Z at Measure Z Salinas Campaign Headquarters
Dolores Huerta, American labor leader and civil rights activist, who, with César Chávez, co-founded the United Farm Workers, will join with the Protect Monterey County YES on Z coalition at their Salinas headquarters, followed by a rally and march to Salinas City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave.
WHERE: Measure Z Campaign Headquarters, 521 S. Main St. Salinas
WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, at 12pm
Dolores has been on a “lifelong journey of working to correct economic injustice,” and is most well know for cofounding, with César Chávez, the National Farm Workers Association, later to become United Farm Workers. While directing the first National Boycott of California Table Grapes, Dolores met Gloria Steinem, began to challenge gender discrimination within the farm workers’ movement, which has extended to the Dolores Huerta Foundation launching its Equality Program in January of 2016 to “create healthy, accepting, supportive communities for our Latino lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth, family members, and friends.”
She was instrumental in enacting the Agricultural Labor Relations Act, which granted California farm workers the right to collectively organize to bargain for better wages and working conditions. President Obama awarded Dolores The Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, the highest civilian award in the United States.
PROGRAM: Measure Z proponents and community leaders will welcome Dolores at the Salinas Measure Z Headquarters before the march and rally at Salinas City Hall.
Please join in honoring farm worker advocate and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, and share in support for YES on Measure Z.