Dolores Huerta’s Statement on the Appointment of Justice Patricia Guerrero to California’s Supreme Court

“We congratulate Justice Patricia Guerrero on her historic appointment to California’s Supreme Court and thank Governor Gavin Newsom for his extraordinary vision. Justice Patricia Guerrero’s appointment honors all Latina women and inspires Latina girls to reach their dreams. This assures our community that the judiciary reflects all the people in California.”
Camila Chávez receives a 2022 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

Camila Chávez receives a 2022 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

This week, The James Irvine Foundation announced that our Co-Founder and Executive Director Camila Chávez was named as one of the 2022 Leadership Award recipients. The Award comes with a $250,000 grant to continue the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s work of strengthening underrepresented communities by training and inspiring the next generation of leaders. Learn more by visiting https://irvineawards.org/award-recipient/camila-chavez/

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Juneteenth Statement from the Dolores Huerta Foundation

Celebrations are in order as President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. This day is more than a day of celebration, but also a national acknowledgement of our shared humanity and the road to healing and equity we must all commit to. Let’s continue looking back at our history to inform our present because we can not afford to stop fighting for equity for all.

DHF Statement on the Chauvin Conviction

“Today’s three guilty verdicts of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd offer us hope that change is possible. While we breathe a collective sigh of relief, the solutions our communities need must be based in collective action and policy. Transformational solutions are rooted in true people power with the enactment of social, racial and economic justice policies. It will require civic engagement, advocacy and accountability of our public officials to end systemic racism. Millions across our country and around the world marched in protest to denounce Mr. Floyd’s murder. The marching and non-violent organizing must continue as we grieve the ongoing slayings of Black, and Brown people at the hands of the police. While we pause to honor the pain of George Floyd’s family today, our commitment to our Black, Indigenous People of Color communities is an explicit promise to work together to end injustice.” – Camila Chavez, DHF Executive Director & Dolores Huerta, Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation

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