Founder and President, <a href="" target="new">Dolores Huerta Foundation</a>

At 84, Dolores continues to work tirelessly developing leaders and advocating for the working poor, women, and children. As founder and president of the DH Foundation, she travels across the country engaging in campaigns and influencing legislation that supports equality and defends civil rights. She traversed the country for two years on behalf of the Feminist Majority’s Feminization of Power: 50/50 by the year 2000 Campaign encouraging Latina’s to run for office. Huerta, along with Cesar Chavez, Co-founded the United Farm Workers of America, whose work is recognized as a cornerstone of the American labor and civil rights movements. Numerous awards have been bestowed upon Huerta, from the California Hall of Fame, the Eleanor Roosevelt Award from President Clinton, Ladies Home Journal’s 100 Most Important Woman of the 20th Century, and 9 Honorary Doctorates. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. When Dolores is home in Southern California, she enjoys being surrounded by her 11 children, 16 grandchildren and 7 great grand-children.