Sunday, November 04, 2007

House Resolution Honors the Lifelong Dedication

For Immediate Release Contacts: Javier Dominguez & Elisavet Garcia (202) 833-6130

October 26, 2007

Washington, DC The League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights organization proudly endorses H.R. 37, a resolution sponsored by Congresswoman Hilda Solis (D-CA) that honors Dolores Huerta’s enduring dedication for fair and safe working conditions for farm workers and their families.

“This bill fittingly entrusts that all workers deserve fair and safe working conditions,” said LULAC National President Rosa Rosales. “Dolores Huerta demonstrates a fearless commitment to fight for safe and healthy working conditions for all farm workers. In addition, she has also been a strong advocate for the rights of women and children. We applaud Congresswoman Solis for her noble sponsorship of this bill.”

Dolores Huerta’s contributions to the betterment of the Latino community are invaluable. Along with Cesar Chavez and many other Latino activists, she improved the lives of millions of farm workers by empowering them to fight for their rights. She was a cofounder to the National Farm Workers Association, a precursor to the United Farm Workers.

To date, fifty-five representatives have signed on to co-sponsor the resolution. LULAC urges Congress to pass this resolution and commemorate the courageous contributions of Dolores Huerta and farm workers of the United States.

The League of the United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic membership organization in the country, advances the economic conditions, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.

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