Dolores Huerta Recelves Inaugural Lifetime Achlevement Award at YEO Women´s Conference "We have the power! What kind of power? Feminist power!"
TheYoung Elected Officials (YEO) Networkgranted their inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to the legendary civil rights leader, Dolores Huerta, in honor of her service to the nation and People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF).
We know how important it is for women to take official power. The oppression of women takes so many forms and the only way to overcome is by taking power,”“When we think about taking power, it’s important to think about social justice, but let’s also keep our eye on our economy and how money is distributed in our communities.“
Dolores accepted her award alongside two high school students from California, who each spoke of the power of feminist unity. Addressing the crowd, they joined Huerta chanting “We have the power! What kind of power? Feminist power!”
The award was held on the first, full day of the three-dayheld in New York City that is bringing together young, progressive elected women from across the country, ledby YEO, a nonpartisan program of People For the American Way Foundation.
Participants included newly elected officials who aremillennials, climate change activists, criminal justice reform advocates, “rising stars,” Women of Color/LGBTQ/Women firsts, and first-generation immigrants.The gathering addressed the challenges of navigating public office, provide them with the continued professional development they seek and elevate their voices and leadership within the progressive movement.
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