Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation President, and United Farm Workers Cofounder
Giev Kashkooli, United Farm Workers 2nd Vice President and Political/Legislative Director
Anissa Perez, Personal Story
Additional speakers may be announced
WHEN: Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. EST
WHERE: House Triangle, U.S. Capitol
BACKGROUND: The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) will meet with leading national and local advocates for farmworkers, including Dolores Huerta, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, on Wednesday, June 22.
The policy roundtable is closed to the press, but following the discussion, at 11:30 a.m. EST, CHC Members, and national and local organizations will host a press conference to summarize their conversation and call for the passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.
In honor of #MayDay our organizers along with community members marched the streets of Fresno & Tulare standing in solidarity while commemorating the efforts and victories of Workers & Immigrants Rights around the world. May Day is not recognized as a holiday in the United States, however, we at DHF will continue to honor and celebrate it as such. Learn more about the history of May Day in the video below. #SíSePuede
Established in 2003, the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s (DHF) 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. DHF uses a multi-pronged approach – grassroots organizing, advocacy, leadership development, and a public relations strategy to inform narrative change.
The Communications Director takes direction from and reports to the Executive Director on projects and activities related to communications programming, press coordination and social media. The Communication director supervises a team and oversees the following:
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Coordinate and implement frequent communications and updates, such as calls to action, updates and promotion of DHF’s work to donors and supporters.
Oversee regular social media and website updates regarding DHF projects, campaigns, and successes, calls to action and promotion of DHF’s work.
Write and send media advisories, press releases, make outreach calls to the press to encourage attendance at DHF events, create press packets, establish relationships with members of the press, regularly update the DHF press list, and track DHF press hits and promote on social media.
Train staff on communications with the press and best practices for messaging; assist staff members preparing for press interviews.
Execute departmental needs in their respective action plans such as flyers, social media promotion, press promotion, etc.
Oversee and coordinate graphic design needs for the DHF team including flyers, merchandise, and publications.
Create and publish regular publications: Vecinos Unidos (Neighbors United) quarterly newsletter, Weaving Movements Newsletter, and Community Alliance monthly sponsored page.
Provide writing support and editing for DHF President, Executive Director, and other staff.
Create and publish Op Eds and Letters to the Editor.
Track DHF events and collect staff event report forms, photos, videos, and press clippings.
Produce and coordinate the distribution of DHF fundraising appeals. Coordinate with the Development Department to express timely gratitude to donors and supporters through a variety of communication methods.
Oversee responses to correspondence and inquiries for DHF from the general public.
Attend staff meetings, Director meetings and submit weekly/monthly reports,
Other duties as assigned (ie. Fundraising, data entry, and Get Out the Vote)
Please check out the latest issue of the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s Vecinos Unidos® Newsletter to learn more about the important gains and accomplishments that DHF Vecinos made this year. Big thanks to all of the esteemed volunteers and generous community members who make this work possible!
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Letter from the Executive Director
The San Joaquin Valley has seen many injustices within the past few years, which is why we continue to mobilize and empower communities with COVD-19 resources and services, health equity education, and tools to combat systemic racism. Through it all, we triumph working with community members like you. Throughout the last year, we continued to fight against COVID-19 and together with our partners we have provided direct assistance to our communities and administered over 7,000 vaccinations. The effort against COVID-19 continues and we ask that if you or someone you know needs assistance in finding a vaccination site or registering for an appointment, please call us at: 661-383-2588.
As we look forward to the coming months and all the work that is yet to be done, we are strengthened by the knowledge that together we’ll continue to make important changes in our communities. We look forward to organizing alongside you for the upcoming elections on Tuesday, June 7th (primary election) and Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (general election). Holding elected officials accountable is our right and responsibility. If you are eligible to vote, please make sure to register and visit www.sos.ca.gov to update your information and learn more about how you can get involved. Even if you can’t vote, you can help educate voters in your neighborhood.
Finally, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you. Our solidarity is our strength. Si Se Puede!