Task Force congratulates labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta on receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom
The Task Force congratulates legendary labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta on becoming a 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. Huerta co-founded the National Farmworkers Association with labor leader Cesar Chavez in 1962. She is a longtime supporter of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. Huerta was a keynote speaker at the Task Force’s National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change in 2009 in Denver, Colo.
You can watch her Creating Change speech here:
Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey says:
Congratulations to Dolores Huerta on this tremendous and much-deserved honor. Dolores is a legendary labor and civil rights leader who has spent a lifetime working to make lives better for all. She has been a strong advocate and leading Latina voice for full equality for LGBT people, and we were grateful to have her address our 2009 National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, where she inspired thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights advocates from around the country and the world. Dolores not only recognizes our common humanity — she has been a fierce, fearless and fabulous voice for justice.