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Task Force congratulates labor and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta on receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom

April 26, 2012

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:

You can also watch parts two and three.

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.

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