California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly Concurrent ResolutionNo. 91

Introduced by Assembly Member Alejo

June 19, 2015

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 91—Relative to the Dolores Huerta Highway.


ACR 91, as introduced, Alejo. Dolores Huerta Highway.

This measure would designate a portion of State Highway Route 152 in the City of Watsonville and the County of Santa Cruz as the Dolores Huerta Highway.

The measure would also request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost of appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs.

Fiscal committee: yes.

P1    1WHEREAS, Dolores Huerta, born April 10, 1930, is a labor
2leader and civil rights activist who, along with César Chávez,
3cofounded the National Farm Workers Association, which later
4became the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), and gained
5national attention after she led a boycott of table grapes in the
61960s; and

7WHEREAS, Dolores Huerta has recieved numerous awards for
8her community service and advocacy for the rights of workers,
9immigrants, and women, including the Eugene V. Debs Foundation
10Outstanding American Award, the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for
11Human Rights, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom; and

P2    1WHEREAS, Dolores Huerta spent time in the City of
2Watsonville organizing farmworkers for fair treatment; and

3WHEREAS, Dolores Huerta led a boycott of table grapes in the
41960s, which was supported by an estimated 17 million Americans
5and brought the plight of farmworkers into the public eye, leading
6to the passage of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act,
7which allowed farmworkers the right to organize and bargain for
8better working conditions and higher wages; and

9WHEREAS, Dolores Huerta also helped lead a 10-year effort
10to gain amnesty for farmworkers who had lived, worked, and paid
11taxes in the United States, resulting in the Immigration Reform
12and Control Act of 1986, which granted amnesty to 1.4 million
13farmworkers; and

14WHEREAS, After leaving the UFW in 2002, Dolores Huerta
15began focusing her attention on a host of other issues, including
16immigration, quality education for Latino children, feminism,
17equality for women, and reproductive freedom; and

18WHEREAS, As the president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation,
19Dolores Huerta organizes forums and programs that focus on social
20justice and public policy issues, and encourages people to
21participate in elections to help choose their representatives; now,
22therefore, be it

23Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate
24thereof concurring,
That the Legislature hereby designates the
25portion of State Highway Route 152 from Carlton Road to Main
26Street to the junction with State Highway Route 1 in the City of
27Watsonville and the County of Santa Cruz as the Dolores Huerta
28Highway; and be it further

29Resolved, That the Department of Transportation is requested
30to determine the cost of appropriate signs, consistent with the
31signing requirements for the state highway system, showing this
32special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate
33sources sufficient to cover that cost, to erect those signs; and be it

35Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies
36of this resolution to the Director of Transportation and to the author
37for appropriate distribution.