DSA Commends Dolores Huerta

The Democratic Socialists of America DSA congratulates our honorary chair Dolores Huerta for being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Since her founding along with Cesar Chaves, and many others, of the United Farm Workers (UFW) union, through her current work in support of civic engagement and empowerment of women and youth in disadvantaged communities, Huerta's influence has been profound.

The creation of the UFW changed the nature of labor organizing in the Southwest and contributed significantly to the growth of Latino politics in the U.S. Her frequent public engagements at college, universities and high schools where she brings a Latina feminist perspective to labor, civil rights and immigration issues highlights her long history and personal commitment to movement building. Dolores Huerta's legacy of community mobilization against corporate power produced a backlash against her personally. The right-wing's uproar over this award is merely a continuation of their campaign to discredit President Obama. You can learn more about her current work at the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Dolores Huerta joins a long line of socialist winners of the Medal of Freedom, including Helen Keller, James Farmer, Sidney Hook, Millie Jeffries, Evelyn Dubrow and David Dubinsky.

M4A Chapter Activist Training Call: How to Pass a Medicare for All City Council Resolution

June 30, 2018

Saturday June 30th at 4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PST

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In March, Philadelphia DSA members showed up in droves with healthcare workers, community members, and elected leaders to pass a Philadelphia city-wide resolution supporting the Medicare for All Act of 2017 and affirming universal access to healthcare as a human right. This victory showed that in a city where the poverty rate is over 26%, city council leaders learned where to stand when it comes to universal healthcare. To move a national campaign to win Medicare for All, we need to build support from a broad range of cities and municipalities across the country. With some research, planning, and lobbying, you could work with city council members to pass a resolution of support in your city too!

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