American Labor Leader, Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta Endorses Rep. Maloney For Re-Election

Updated: Aug 13

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) received the endorsement of American labor leader and civil rights activist, Dolores Huerta. Huerta is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association (now known as the United Farm Workers) and fought to improve the lives of farm workers.

"Carolyn is uniquely positioned to continue to be the leader that the people of NY-12 need to fight the good fight in the halls of Congress. I’ve known Carolyn and her work for decades. When she’s faced with a challenge, she doesn't back down — just the contrary, she steps up in relentless pursuit of justice, especially on behalf of workers, women, and families. A working mom her whole life, she is a progressive leader that our country cannot afford to lose right now. I am so proud to endorse her for the upcoming August primary. I urge the residents of NY-12 and progressives across the country to join me in supporting Carolyn Maloney. In her, we have a leader that we can count on to continue to stand up for all of us, working tirelessly from dawn to dusk - for organized labor, workers, women, and families,” said Dolores Huerta.

"Carolyn está en una posición única para seguir siendo la líder que la gente de NY-12 necesita para pelear la buena batalla en los pasillos del Congreso. Conozco a Carolyn y su trabajo desde hace décadas. Cuando se enfrenta a un obstáculo, no retrocede, al contrario, da un paso adelante en la búsqueda incesante de la justicia, especialmente en nombre de los trabajadores, las mujeres y las familias. Ella misma ha sido una madre trabajadora toda su vida, y es una líder progresista que nuestro país no puede permitirse perder en este momento. Estoy muy orgullosa de respaldarla para las próximas primarias de agosto. Le urjo a los residentes de NY-12 y a los progresistas de todo el país a que se unan a mí para apoyar a Carolyn Maloney. En ella, tenemos una líder con la que podemos contar para seguir en la lucha por todos nosotros, trabajando incansablemente desde el amanecer hasta el anochecer, por los trabajadores, las mujeres y las familias. - Dolores Huerta

“Dolores Huerta is an icon of the American labor movement and has worked tirelessly on behalf of all workers to be treated with equality and fairness,” said Rep. Maloney. “I have similarly spent my life in Congress fighting for the working people who make up the fabric of our great City and country.

“This Congress, I proudly voted to pass the PRO Act, and I look forward to continuing my work with Dolores to see that it passes through the Senate. Our workers need it. Our nation needs it. I thank my friend Dolores for her endorsement and for her neverending fight for fairness.”