top of page

Naming a street

Honoring a hero

Help rename South Van Ness Avenue as Dolores Huerta Boulevard after the American labor leader and civil rights activist.

Yes We Can

Participate, Show Your Support

Sign the Petition, Spread the Word

Dolores Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta helped organize the Delano grape strike in 1965 in California and was the lead negotiator in the workers' contract that was created after the strike.

Huerta is the originator of the phrase, "Sí, se puede". As a role model to many in the Latino community, Huerta is the subject of many corridos(Mexican or Mexican-American ballads) and murals.

In California, April 10 is Dolores Huerta day. It is also her birthday.

The city of San Francisco has legislation in place to increase the representation of women on the city's street names, public buildings, and public art by 30 percent before the end of 2020.

bottom of page