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File #: R-20-14   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted and Published
File created: 2/3/2020 In control: City Council
Final action: 2/3/2020
Enactment date: 2/12/2020 Enactment #: R-2020-016
Title: Renaming Bridge Boulevard Within The Albuquerque City Limits, From 4th Street SW To The West Side Of The Rio Grande River, Avenida Dolores Huerta (Benton, Pe?a, Borrego)
Attachments: 1. R-14, 2. R-14Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
2/12/2020 City Clerk Published  Action details
2/10/2020 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
2/7/2020 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
2/3/2020 City Council Introduced (Immediate Action Requested)  Action details
2/3/2020 President Immediate Action Requested  Action details
2/3/2020 City Council PassedPass Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-20-14 ENACTMENT NO. ______________________

SPONSORED BY: Benton, Pe?a, Borrego


RESOLUTION
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Renaming Bridge Boulevard Within The Albuquerque City Limits, From 4th Street SW To The West Side Of The Rio Grande River, Avenida Dolores Huerta (Benton, Pe?a, Borrego)
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RENAMING BRIDGE BOULEVARD WITHIN THE ALBUQUERQUE CITY LIMITS, FROM 4TH STREET SW TO THE WEST SIDE OF THE RIO GRANDE RIVER, AVENIDA DOLORES HUERTA.
WHEREAS, Dolores Huerta is a co-founder with Cesar Chavez of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW); and
WHEREAS, Dolores Huerta was born into a Mexican immigrant family on April 10th, 1930 in the Mining Town of Dawson, New Mexico to Juan Fer?andez and Alicia Chavez; and
WHEREAS, Dolores as a young girl witnessed the importance of social action and pursuing labor rights. Both of her grandfathers worked as miners in Dawson, and her uncle perished in one of two mine explosions in Dawson that killed over 350 miners. Dolores's father worked as a miner, farm worker, union activist, and served as a New Mexico State Legislator. In Stockton California when Dolores was 10, her mother helped organize a cannery strike and instilled in Dolores a passion for community and civic engagement; and
WHEREAS, Dolores's activism began when she was a student and experienced racial biases first-hand, leading her to pioneering civil rights movements in later years, including co-founding the United Farm Workers, becoming a leader in organizing the 1965 Delano Grape Strike and negotiating the groundbreaking workers' contract that resulted from the strike. In the 1970's she coordinated a national lettuce boycott and worked to pass the 1975 Agricultural Relations Act, the first law to institute the rights of farm workers to bargain collectively; and
WHEREAS, a phrase Dolores coined, "S? se puede" (Yes, we can), had two lives - as a...

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