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Dolores Huerta –
La Voz de las Mujeres Civic Engagement Event

On Friday, April 22nd and 23rd, 2016 Emerald Foundation hosted the Dolores Huerta – La Voz de las Mujeres Civic Engagement Event from at Baker-Ripley, Neighborhood Centers location.

The Foundation is proud to have brought Dolores Huerta, an internationally known Mexican-American community activist for over 50 years, with the intent to help encourage our Houston community to: get out the vote among our Latino, Hispanic, and Indigenous community; empower the voice among women at the polls; and to mobilize an interest in civic engagement for ALL Houstonians.

Ms. Huerta is one of the most revered, celebrated, and most notably known for co-founding the United Farm Workers (UFW) with Cesar Chavez, being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama (2012), the first Latina to be honored in the Smithsonian Institutions exhibit (2016), a current advocate for social justice, women’s rights, reproductive freedom, immigrant rights, and LGBT civil rights, while developing community leaders to advocate for the working poor, immigrants, women, and youth through her work with the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

The event was a great success with over 300 people in attendance across the two day event.  This event was the next step in helping to mobilize the Hispanic/Latino communities and end Texas’ reputation as the second lowest voter turnout in the nation.
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