Civil Rights icon and activist Dolores Huerta, center, is honored today by members of the House of Representatives. Courtesy photo
House Of Reps. Celebrates ‘Dolores Huerta Day’
SANTA FE ― Today, the House of Representatives passed a memorial declaring today, Feb. 27, as “Dolores Huerta Day.”
House Memorial 62, sponsored by Reps. Patricia Roybal Caballero (D-Albuquerque) and Christine Trujillo (D-Albuquerque), celebrates Dolores Huerta as an icon and activist who has worked tirelessly to promote labor and civil rights.
“Dolores Huerta has spent her life promoting social justice and fighting for the rights of workers, women, and families, and we are all better off because of it. Dolores has been on the front lines advocating for change and progress, and I am proud to call her my mentor and friend,” Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero said. “Although today is “Dolores Huerta Day,” we should seek to emulate her values and ensure that we are protecting working-class New Mexicans every day.”
Dolores Huerta was born in Dawson, New Mexico, and has worked extensively in the state to promote civic engagement and to advocate for social justice and civil rights. She was present in the House Chamber to be honored.
Dolores Huerta, center, is honored today by members of the House of Representatives. Courtesy photo