May 17, 2016

Dolores Huerta, Eliseo Medina Join Hillary for California as Senior Advisors; Gabriel Rodriguez Announced as Latino Outreach Coordinator

Civil Rights Activists Huerta and Medina to Build on Campaign’s Robust Outreach to the Latino Community

Los Angeles, CA – Today, Hillary for California announced that Dolores Huerta and Eliseo Medina will join the campaign team as senior advisors. Huerta and Medina will build on the campaign’s robust outreach to the Latino community in California and work with the campaign’s senior team to organize and engage Californians in conversations about Hillary Clinton's plans to break down barriers and help move the country forward.

“We are thrilled to be joined by two incredibly accomplished and admired leaders in the Latino, immigrant and labor communities, Dolores Huerta and Eliseo Medina,” said Buffy Wicks, State Director for Hillary for California.  “Their advocacy and leadership, along with Gabriel Rodriguez’s focus on Latino GOTV, will go a long way in continuing the important work of reaching every California voter in advance of the June 7 primary.”

Dolores Huerta made history leading the 1965 grape boycott to achieve better working conditions for predominantly Latino, immigrant farmworkers.  She is the co-founder of United Farm Workers (UFW) and an internationally recognized leader in the labor, women’s rights, and immigrants’ rights movements.  Eliseo Medina, Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU, is one of the most successful labor organizers in the country and a tireless advocate for immigration reform.  Gabriel Rodriguez has been with the Hillary for America campaign since February and has served in similar roles in Colorado, Illinois, Arizona, New York, and Connecticut.

Hillary Clinton has been working with and fighting for the Latino community throughout her career, and has made clear during her campaign that fighting for Latino families will remain a top priority.


For Immediate Release, May 17, 2016