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WHEREAS, Dolores Huerta, born on April 10, 1930, was exposed to community activism at a young age thanks to her father, a farm worker and union activist; and

WHEREAS, Dolores Huerta's own experiences of discrimination and her innate sense of justice and a desire to help others led her to join forces with Cesar Chavez; and

WHEREAS, together, through nonviolent protest they changed the way people who were striking were treated; and

WHEREAS, Dolores Huerta worked to improve social and economic conditions for farm workers and fight discrimination, and in 1960, she created the agricultural workers association and co-founded what would become the United Farm Workers; and

WHEREAS, Dolores Huerta, a skilled community organizer, traveled from poverty to political victory and became the second Mexican-American woman in history to be honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom; and

WHEREAS, her namesake, the Dolores Huerta Foundation, brings organizing and training skills to low-income communities by engaging and developing natural leaders; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada recognizes the profound impact Dolores Huerta has made on countless Americans through her devotion to promoting civil rights and social justice in our country;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim April 3, 2019, as a day in honor of

Dolores Huerta

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 3rd day of April, 2019

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