New Mexico honors Dolores Huerta as birthplace sits vacant

 

February 28, 2019



SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Dolores Huerta, the Mexican-American social activist who formed a farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, was honored by state lawmakers Wednesday, some of whom vowed to work to save her birthplace that now sits abandoned.

The 88-year-old advocate and one of the most recognizable Latina activists in the U.S. history stood quietly as on the House floor as lawmakers took turns praising Huerta for helping shape their views on union activism and fighting poverty.

Democratic Rep. Angelica Rubio said Huerta's decades of advocacy led to a new generation of Latina elected offic...



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