Dolores Huerta still fights for farmworker families. Well into her 8th decade, she is training the next generation of leaders to carry the cause forward. The former teacher and long time community organizer was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor awarded in the United States, by another community organizer, President Obama.
Huerta and Cesar Chavez were co-founders of the United Farm Workers. Dolores Huerta has pushed and prodded mayors, governors, senators, even presidents for new laws, but her focus remains on the grassroots. She is re- energized each time she can get new street lights for a neighborhood, more people registered to vote, better representation on schools boards.
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