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Feminist Leader Huerta Urges Voter Turnout

From her hospital bed, Feminist Majority Foundation Board Member and United Farm Workers (UFW) co-founder Dolores Huerta urged feminists and labor rights activists to vote in tomorrow’s presidential election. Huerta has been hospitalized since October 30 when exploratory surgery showed a rare opening of the aortic artery in her intestines and has been in critical condition. Since September, Huerta has been running a Get Out the Vote campaign for Vice President Al Gore. Family members told the Associated Press that Huerta has been eager to hear news of the Get Out the Vote Campaign. When asked if supporters should “honor her” by urging Californians to vote Democratic on Nov. 7, Huerta smiled broadly and shook her fist as a sign of approval.

Cards and flowers may be sent to Dolores Huerta at this address: Bakersfield Heart Hospital

3001 Sillect Ave.

Bakersfield, CA 93308

Sources:

Associated Press

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