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Dolores Huerta to be honored during Women’s History Month Reception

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Dolores Huerta, Howard Wallace, Maria Elena Chavez
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Cesar Chavez Funeral 1993
Posted at 3:10 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 18:10:13-05

Labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta will be honored at a reception in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, March 4th as part of Women’s History Month according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office.

March is Women's History Month, which is meant to highlight the contributions of women in history and contemporary society.

Huerta, a labor leader and civil rights activist, co-founded the National Farmworkers Association along with Cesar Chavez. She has received numerous awards and recognitions over her career, including The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Bill Clinton, the Kern County Woman of The Year Award from the California state legislature, the Ohtli Award from the Mexican government, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.