Oct 17, 2022

Top 30 Motivational Dolores Huerta Quotes And Sayings

Alexandra C. Gross
Alexandra C. Gross

Dolores Huerta quotes? Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta, a co-founder of the United Farm Workers Association, was a key figure in the Chicano civil rights movement and one of the most significant labor activists of the 20th century.

The second of Juan and Alicia Fernandez’s three children, Huerta was born in Dawson, New Mexico, on April 10, 1930.Juan was a miner and agricultural laborer who was elected to the state legislature in 1938.

Discrimination also helped shape Huerta. A schoolteacher, prejudiced against Hispanics, accused Huerta of cheating because her papers were too well-written.  Huerta started her career as an activist in 1955 when she helped form the Community Service Organization (CSO) branch in Stockton.

This organization ran voter registration drives and worked for Hispanics' economic advancement. The Agricultural Workers Association was also started by her.

Huerta met César Chávez, an activist who shared her objective in uniting farm laborers, through a CSO associate. The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA), which Huerta and Chávez founded in 1962, served as the forerunner to the United Farm Workers' Union (UFW), which was established three years later. Up to 1999, Huerta was the vice president of the UFW.

Numerous awards have been given to Huerta, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012 and the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award in 1998. She served as the President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America, and a board member of the Feminist Majority Foundation as of 2015.

Being a female doesn’t limit you in succeeding and that was a great effort Dolores put in achieving her aims and also holding high leadership positions with her intellectual efforts. These quotes compiled below seek to motivate individuals especially the feminine gender to work on their self and build a respectable image for an exemplary life to others.

Read some Dolores Huerta quotes below;

“I’m glad that the fact that people are still getting poisoned by pesticide drift is gaining attention.”

“I am happy to see that, increasingly, people care about farm workers. There is tremendous interest in where and how our food is grown.”

“How do I stop eleven million people from buying the grape?”

“The racist rhetoric from politicians is inspiring people to organize, as more people see what happens by not getting active.”

“As a youngster and being a Latina, you see so much injustice.”

“My son, Emilio Huerta, is running for congress. He was a young man who was marching and picketing.”

“I call myself an addicted organizer.”

“Going door to door and talking to people, convincing them to vote – this is what I call Organizing 101.”

“If we don’t have workers organized into labor unions, we’re in great peril of losing our democracy.”

“Once I learned about grassroots organizing, I got so enamored with it because I thought ‘Wow this is the way you do it!'”

“Employers able to work together with workers and sharing gains and profits will lead to a much better world, getting away from income inequality.”

“We have to get back down to basics. We have to start organizing at the neighborhood level to get people educated to vote.”

“Once you see the outcomes and the results, and you see how many people are helped and benefitting, you want to keep on doing it because it’s so simple.”

“My mother was a dominant force in our family. And that was great for me as a young woman, because I never saw that women had to be dominated by men.”

“I hope people become inspired to become active in their community. That’s the important thing.”

“We criticize and separate ourselves from the process. We’ve got to jump right in there with both feet.”

“If we can just convince other people to get involved, this could make some major changes in our society. It’s very exhilarating.”

“When a group of people get together, it’s collective power. You know that you’re doing it for the good.”

“Walk the street with us into history. Get off the sidewalk.”

“Don’t be a marshmallow. Walk the street with us into history. Get off the sidewalk. Stop being vegetables. Work for Justice. Viva the boycott!”

“A women’s place in history has never been given the attention that it needs to be given, and that’s why we have a lot of the misogyny in our society today.”

“I quit because I can’t stand seeing kids come to class hungry and needing shoes. I thought I could do more by organizing farm workers than by trying to teach their hungry children.”

“Honor the hands that harvest your crops.”

“When you choose to give up your time and resources to participate in community work, that’s what makes a leader.”

“Every minute a chance to change the world.”

“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist.

“We must use our lives to make the world a better place to live, not just to acquire things. That is what we are put on the earth for.”

“Respecting other people’s rights is peace.”

“If you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?”

“That’s the history of the world. His story is told, hers isn’t”


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