2021 CA Special Election: Youth Rock the Vote!

2021 CA Special Election: Youth Rock the Vote!

Although the Liberated for Youth Empowerment (LYFE) program is fairly new it is already impacting communities in a positive way. Most of the LYFE youth members are not old enough to vote, but they are old enough to understand what is at stake and how this current 2021 Special Recall Election for Governor can impact their future. LYFE youth members have been participating in many late night phone banking, text banking, human billboarding, and mobilizing their own personal networks in between their school work and family time. They can be found most days of the week, including weekends, dancing with signs and screaming their hearts out urging thousands of passing cars on some of Kern, Tulare & Fresno’s busiest streets to vote. Lester Pineda, Kern County Youth member, says “It is important for our communities to go out to vote for a better future and to have our voices heard. We need to have our voices heard, especially for those members in communities of color and youth who are not able to cast their vote. We must vote for them.” 

It has been inspiring seeing adults and youth come together to motivate people to cast their ballots. Most importantly, they know that every interaction is one voter that they can encourage to get to the polls! Many look forward to the day that they can register to vote and cast their first ballot. This is because the youth are an integral part of the community and want to craft a future that is equitable and justice for all.

For more information about the DHF youth program Liberated Youth for Empowerment (LYFE) visit www.doloreshuerta.org/youthprogram/

Nuestros Héroes: Dolores Huerta y su lucha por los derechos de los trabajadores agrícolas

Nuestros Héroes: Dolores Huerta y su lucha por los derechos de los trabajadores agrícolas

A sus 91 años Dolores Huerta es un ícono de la lucha por los derechos civiles de los campesinos hispanos en Estados Unidos. Ella es justamente, la que hizo famosa la frase “Yes we can”, la cual cambió para siempre la vida de miles de trabajores agrícolas en todo el país. Su figura como sindicalista, activista y líder social ha marcado el ascenso de nuestra comunidad hispana. En el Mes de la Herencia Hispana celebramos sus logros y su incansable lucha. Leer mas: https://www.univision.com/local/los-angeles-kmex/nuestros-heroes-dolores-huerta-y-su-lucha-por-los-derechos-de-los-trabajadores-agricolas-video?rrr=&utm_campaign=univisionNY&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Legendary labor leader Dolores Huerta’s advice to young activists? ‘It’s never too late’

Legendary labor leader Dolores Huerta’s advice to young activists? ‘It’s never too late’

Dolores Huerta, 91, is a labor movement leader and civil rights activist who worked with César Chávez to co-found the National Farm Workers Association. Huerta was the first Latina inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and is still working as an activist and civil rights leader today. Read more here: https://www.today.com/news/legendary-activist-dolores-huerta-shares-advice-life-story-t230533

NOW Hiring: Executive Assistant in Kern County

NOW Hiring: Executive Assistant in Kern County

Dolores Huerta Foundation Background
Established in 2003, the DHF’s mission is to inspire and organize communities to establish volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. DHF conducts movement-building at the intersection of race, class, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status to address the harmful and discriminatory practices and abuses faced by marginalized individuals and families in the San Joaquin Valley. The DHF uses a multi-pronged approach – grassroots organizing, advocacy, leadership development, and a public relations strategy to inform narrative change.

The Role of the Executive Assistant (Full Time)

We are looking for a motivated and organized Executive Assistant to provide day to day support to the Executive Team. In this role communication skills are a must. The ideal applicant will be a self-starter and have the ability to balance priority based tasks.


Qualifications/Requirements:
 Associate Degree preferred
 Administrative Experience a must
 Excellent time management skills
 Knowledge of Social Justice Advocacy
 Excellent interpersonal skills
 Proficiency with Microsoft 365 & Google Suite
 Ability to work evenings and weekends
 Strong collaborator, able to adapt to an ever changing environment
 Reliable transportation
 CA Driver’s license, and auto insurance is a plus

Dolores Huerta Foundation is proud to offer a variety of
benefits to full-time employees and their family:

 Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
 75% of Medical Premium paid by DHF
 Paid Life Insurance
 401(k) with 3% Employer Match
 Up to 4 weeks’ Vacation
 Internal learning and development programs

Please send your resume, three professional references and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position, via email to humanresources@doloreshuerta.org.


The Dolores Huerta Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

VOTE in the CA Special Elections – Deadline: Sept. 14th

VOTE in the CA Special Elections – Deadline: Sept. 14th

The time is now to let your voice be heard. We hope we can count on you to exercise your right to vote in the California Special Election taking place RIGHT NOW through September 14th 2021. This special election will shape the future of our state. Your vote will impact our parks, schools, healthcare, streets, and MUCH MORE!

Ahora es el momento de dejar que se escuche tu voz. Esperamos poder contar con usted para ejercer su derecho al voto en las Elecciones Especiales de California que se llevarán a cabo AHORA MISMO hasta el 14 de septiembre de 2021. ¡Esta elección dará forma al futuro de nuestro estado! ¡Su voto afectará nuestros parques, escuelas, atención médica, calles y MUCHO MÁS!

Every active registered voter should have received a mail-in ballot by now. You can make sure your registration is up to date so your ballot will come to the correct address. Visit https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov to verify your information.

Cada votante registrado activo ya debería haber recibido una boleta por correo. Puede asegurarse de que su registro esté actualizado para que su boleta llegue a la dirección correcta. Visite https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov para verificar su información.

1. Complete your ballot: Use blue or black pen. 

The ballot only has TWO questions:

– Voters will have the option to vote YES or NO on whether to remove Governor Newsom from office.

– Voters can pick a replacement candidate.

***If you vote NO, you will leave question #2 blank. If you vote Yes, you will have the opportunity to select a candidate.

Utilice bolígrafo azul o negro.

La boleta solo tiene DOS preguntas:

– Los votantes tendrán la opción de votar SÍ o NO sobre la destitución del gobernador Newsom de su cargo.

– Los votantes pueden elegir un candidato de reemplazo.

***Si vota NO, dejará la pregunta # 2 en blanco. Si vota Sí, tendrá la oportunidad de seleccionar un candidato.

2. Sign your ballot: Sign the back of your envelope. Write the full date. Firme el reverso de su sobre. Escribe la fecha completa.

3. Drop off your ballot: Mail-in ballots do NOT need a stamp, just drop it in the mail or at a ballot drop box. Designated Drop-Ballot box locations can be found at https://caearlyvoting.sos.ca.gov.

Entregue su boleta: NO necesita un sello en su boleta, simplemente déjelas en el correo o en una casilla de entrega de boletas. Las ubicaciones designadas de las urnas para votar directamente se pueden encontrar en https://caearlyvoting.sos.ca.gov.

***While we recommend that you vote using your vote-by-mail ballot, there will still be in-person voting options in every county. If you’re not yet registered to vote, there’s no time like right now. Go to https://registertovote.ca.gov and register today.

Le recomendamos que vote con su boleta de votación por correo, todavía habrá opciones de votación en persona en todos los condados. Si aún no está registrado para votar, no hay mejor momento que este. Vaya a https://registertovote.ca.gov y regístrese hoy.

Join Dolores Huerta, Executive Producer, for the world premiere of “Backstreet to the American Dream”

Join us as we celebrate the world premiere of the film “Backstreet to the American Dream,” at the TCL Chinese Theatre on 6925 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 on August 29th, 2021 at 5:00 pm PDT. Get your tickets at https://danceswithfilms.com/BACKSTREET%20TO%20THE%20AMERICAN%20DREAM/

Award-winning journalist and independent producer Patricia Nazario discusses the making of Backstreet to the American Dream, her award-winning bilingual documentary. The film is a deep dive into the birthplace of food trucks – Los Angeles – juxtaposing the experiences of American entrepreneurs versus Mexican immigrants and the ongoing struggle for social justice.


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NOW HIRING: Communications Coordinator

NOW HIRING: Communications Coordinator

Dolores Huerta Foundation Background

Established in 2003, the DHF’s mission is to inspire and organize communities to establish volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.

Communications Coordinator (Full-time)

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is looking for an energetic and proactive Communications Coordinator for our Bakersfield, CA Location. Your role work as the Communications Coordinator will write press releases, maintain relationships with press outlets while supporting the goals and values of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

COVID-19 considerations: Currently, all DHF staff are working remotely.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Writing, English, Communication’s or related field
  • Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate
  • 2+ Years’ experience in the Communications Sector
  • Use digital illustration, photo editing software, and layout software to create designs, visual elements such as logos a plus
  • Social justice advocacy experience preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Reliable transportation, driver’s license, auto and automobile insurance is a plus
  • Written and spoken proficiency in Spanish & English a plus

Dolores Huerta Foundation is proud to offer a variety of benefits to full-time employees and their families:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • 75% of Medical Premium paid by DHF
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Up to 4 weeks’ Vacation
  • Internal learning and development programs

Please send your resume, three professional references, and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position, via email to humanresources@doloreshuerta.org.

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

#ICYMI: Watch the Full Coverage of State Budget Celebration Press Conference Aug. 11, 2021 NOW.

#ICYMI: Watch the Full Coverage of State Budget Celebration Press Conference Aug. 11, 2021 NOW.

To watch it on Facebook LIVE, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/doloreshuertafd/videos/530506744859597

To read the Press Release, please visit: https://doloreshuerta.org/press-release-dolores-huerta-foundation-and-assemblymember-rudy-salas-celebrate-the-state-of-california-budget-allocation-establishing-the-dolores-huerta-peace-and-justice-cultural-center/

To Learn more about the Peace & Justice Cultural Center, please visit: https://doloreshuerta.org/peacejusticeculturalcenter/

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