Dolores Huerta Says Latinos Have "Long Road" To Travel

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Dolores Huerta, who has dedicated more than 40 years of her life to defending the human rights of Hispanic workers , still believes that Latinos in the United States have a “long road” to travel to reach equality in government, politics, and everyday life. 

83-year-old Huerta, who founded the United Farm Workers along with Cesar Chavez, said that vast inequality still exists in government and politics. She said that there are regions of the country where Hispanic numbers as much as 50 percent of the population, but lack representation on school boards, city councils, and state legislatures.

“You can see we have a long road to travel despite all our achievements since the 70s, a long way to go in terms of our numbers compared with our representation,” she told wire news service Efe

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