Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers Union, 2012 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Dolores Huerta has worked to improve social and economic conditions for farm workers and to fight discrimination. To further her cause, she created the Agricultural Workers Association (AWA) in 1960 and co-founded what would become the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta stepped down from the UFW in 1999, but she continues her efforts to improve the lives of workers, immigrants, and women.
Pizza & Politics
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