'Si, se puede'

July 2008
High Country News;7/21/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 13, p4
The article profiles 78-year-old Dolores Huerta and highlights her efforts in inspiring other people to fight for their rights in the U.S. Huerta has resigned from her job as a schoolteacher in the mid-1950s to work as union organizer earning less than $5 per week. She believes that the best way to help her students is to ensure that their parents have enough income to buy them food and personal needs. She helped César Chávez form the United Farm Workers, organizing strikes to obtain better wages and some of the first medical and pension benefits for workers in the history of the U.S. agriculture. Moreover, Huerta has launched a non-profit Dolores Huerta Foundation directed by her youngest daughter Camila in 2003.


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