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Civil Rights Icon Endorses Hillary Clinton

05/13/15 Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Dolores Huerta, the iconic civil rights activist who co-founded United Farm Workers of America in 1962 with Cesar Chavez, officially endorsed Hillary Clinton yesterday, saying she would rather have a woman in the White House than a Latino Republican.

“Some of those candidates who are Latinos in reality don’t represent the values of the Latino community, who for the most part are working people,” Huerta told Fox News Latino.”They are against their aspirations.”

Huerta has long-used Twitter to broadcast her strong support of progressive policies aimed at making the Latino community stronger in the U.S. Here are some of her most rallying tweets.

Increasing Minimum Wage

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Education Reform

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Women’s Rights

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Health Care Coverage

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Importance of Social Awareness

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