2012 Keynote Plenary Session Speakers
Keynote: Dolores huerta
Huerta founded the Agricultural Workers Association, launched the National Farm Workers Association with César Sanchez, and was instrumental in the enactment of the Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975. Today, Huerta continues to work tirelessly serving as voluntary president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, developing leaders, and advocating for the working poor, women and children.
Speaker: Lilly ledbetter
Ledbetter became a women's equality activist after the Supreme Court ruled against her in the case of Ledbetter vs. Good Year Tire and Rubber Company. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act helps ensure that workers who are discriminated on the basis of gender have a fair chance to sue their employers.