State legislators propose bill to make April 10 “Dolores Huerta Day”

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Dolores Huerta is in Sacramento where the California State Assembly is hosting a reception in her honor and proposing Assembly Bill 2644. The bill would designate April 10 as Dolores Huerta Day.

Dolores recently turned 88 on April 10.

Dolores Huerta Day will not be a state holiday, but instead, a designated day to recognize Dolores and the labor and civil rights movements she dedicates her life to. If the bill passes, schools will be encouraged to teach their students about Dolores Huerta and her life, according to the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

Dolores will be honored on the assembly floor followed by a few words from Dolores herself and a reception with family, friends, and members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center to commemorate this major feat.

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