Lifelong civil rights icon, Dolores Huerta, was here this week for the Seattle hearing of the National Voting Rights Commission at the William H. Gates Law Center at the UW . She and Cesar Chavez organized farm workers in California and was cofounder of the United Farm Workers. Today, at 84 years young, she is president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and continues to travel and inspire new generations of activists for justice.
Huerta is a member of the National Voting Rights Commission was here to gather testimony from individuals and organizations in the Pacific Northwest. The National Commission on Voting Rights is organized by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law.