Name: Dolores Huerta
Why she rocks: She is the co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America (alongside Cesar Chavez), and fought for the rights of farm workers across America. Directed several boycotts (including one on the California grape industry), that resulted in negotiations for better treatment of agricultural workers. She also founded the Dolores Huerta Foundation to raise money for disadvantaged women and children.
Quote: “Walk the street with us into history. Get off the sidewalk.”
Because of this woman… California agricultural workers are given more respect for their hard work.