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Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta was the co-founder, with Cesar Chavez, of the United Farm Workers in 1962. At age 82, Dolores Huerta continues to work tirelessly developing leaders, advocating for working poor, women and children. Dolores Huerta is currently the President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. She travels daily speaking to students at universities and organizational forums, impacting others on issues of social justice and public policy. She is a member of the board of People For the American Way.

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Not Drug Runners, Not Dogs: Standing Up to the Right's Anti-Immigrant Bigotry

(11) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 3:54 PM

Senators and representatives are well into their August recess, but some of them left behind pretty hateful words about Latino immigrants before they went. We have been told recently that many immigrants are drug-runners. We have heard them compared to dogs or even rats....

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Dear Mitt Romney: Stop the Immigration Lies

(38) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 5:29 PM

Does Mitt Romney think we're not paying attention?

Romney is trying to appeal to Latino voters with a TV ad that criticizes President Obama for not passing comprehensive immigration reform and promises that "Romney and the Republicans will fight for bipartisan reform to bring families...

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Reshaping the Politics of the Golden State

(2) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 6:50 PM

In California we care about the presidential race that dominates national political discussion, but we have also set our eyes on another prize -- building an enduring movement to re-shape the politics of the Golden State.

Here's what movement-building looks like: On a recent Saturday morning in California's Central...

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Siempre En La Lucha: Latinos and Marriage Equality

(27) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 8:00 AM

As soon as President Obama announced his support for marriage equality earlier this month, pundits and Republican strategists started speculating that the president's pro-equality stance would cost him among Latino voters. They figured that most Latino voters are Catholic, therefore they must be willing to vote against the President because...

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Progressive California Is Ready to Go on Offense

(13) Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 11:31 AM

Last Tuesday at the home of a community organization in South Central Los Angeles, some of California's brightest political minds took an extraordinary step that will send shockwaves clear to Sacramento. It wasn't a setting that most power-brokers would consider important. There were no lobbyists, expensive hors d'oeuvres, or fancy...

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An Open Letter to SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

(86) Comments | Posted August 3, 2010 | 12:00 PM

Ms. Henry:

When I first learned you would become SEIU's new President, I was filled with hope that you would change SEIU for the better. I am relieved that you have just last week signed an agreement to cease hostilities against Unite Here, putting an end to...

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The GOP's 'Wise Latina' Problem

(2) Comments | Posted August 10, 2009 | 4:47 PM

As expected, Judge Sonia Sotomayor was easily confirmed to the Supreme Court. Also as expected, she received unanimous support from Democrats and only a smattering of votes from Republicans.

But ultimately the vote count had less to do with Sonia Sotomayor and more with the unseemly political machinations of...

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Together We Marched in Solidarity

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2008 | 12:47 PM

This week I'm joining St. Joseph Health System workers, Attorney General Jerry Brown, Father Eugene Boyle, actor Ed Begley Jr, and community and religious leaders to call upon the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange to make peace with their workers.

For decades, the Sisters of St. Joseph of...

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