The Legislature has declared that April 10 is Dolores Huerta Day. Assembly Bill (AB) 2644, which dedicates the day to the activist and labor leader, becomes effective January 1, 2019.
The new law encourages public schools and other educational institutions to observe this day by conducting activities that commemorate the life and accomplishments of Dolores Huerta. However, the legislation does not create a new mandatory paid holiday.
Huerta is known for working to improve social and economic conditions for farmworkers and for defending civil rights. She has received many honors for her civil rights work, including receiving the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award in 1998 and being inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2013.
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