Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta Endorses Wendy Carrillo for State Assembly District 51

Los Angeles, CA: Today, Dolores Huerta, announce her support for Wendy Carrillo in her bid to represent the diverse community of Assembly District 51.

“I am proud to support Wendy Carrillo for Assembly, a real champion for women’s rights, educational opportunity, access to healthcare and environmental justice,” said labor leader, civil rights activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers, Dolores Huerta.

“Wendy Carrillo does a lot more than simply show up to meetings. Over the years that I have known her, she has always been there on the front lines fighting for those who need a voice,” Huerta said.  “I saw Wendy’s courage in action at Standing Rock, where we both joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the fight against injustice and for the protection of natural water resources.  Wendy will be an unwavering champion for our children, our families and our communities.”

Wendy Carrillo and Dolores Huerta at Standing Rock. November 2016

The 51st Assembly District includes: Belvedere, Brookshire, City Terrace, Chinatown, Cypress Park, Eagle Rock, East Los Angeles, Echo Park, Edendale, El Sereno, Elysian Valley, Garvanza, Glassell Park, Hermon, Highland Park, Hillside Village, Historic Filipinotown, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Monterrey Hills, Mt. Washington, Ramona Gardens, Rose Hills, Silverlake and University Hills.