Dolores Huerta, a supporter/member of the ERA Coalition, is a feminist civil rights and labor rights leader who co-founded the United Farm Workers union with Cesar Chavez (an American labor leader and civil rights activist). Huerta is an outspoken critic of many issues including advocating for equal pay, LGBT rights, and immigrant rights. One of Huerta’s most revered colleagues is feminist lawyer Gloria Steinem. Huerta and Steinem met at the first National Boycott of California Table Grapes and, together, found common ground in the focus on gender discrimination in the farm workers labor rights movement.
Some of Huerta’s many achievements include a cross-country tour for the Feminist Majority’s Feminization of Power: 50/50 by the year 2000 Campaign in which she was advocating for more Latinas to enter politics; has many schools named after her; was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2013 and in 2012 was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama.
Huerta would go on to go on to become the founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation where she has been getting involved in campaigns and backing laws that support equality and civil rights.
Below is a National Women Hall of Fame Video on Huerta highlighting her accomplishments:
I salute and thank her!