Broadway World: Labor Rights Icon Dolores Huerta and Award-winning Playwright Josefina Lopez to Testify in Support of Save The Performing Arts Act in Sacramento

April 25, 2021

Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights and Human Rights Icon, Founder and President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and Co-Founder of United Farm Workers of America union, and Josefina Lopez, renowned award-winning playwright and screenwriter (Real Women Have Curves), will testify on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in Sacramento, CA at Senate Labor Committee Hearing for Senate Bill 805 (SB 805), "Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021," authored by State Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) representing the 22nd District, and co-authored by State Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) representing the 26th District.

Dolores Huerta said: "The Teatro Campesino organized by Luis Valdez was instrumental in motivating farm workers to use their power to change their oppressive conditions and also took their struggle to the public through their performances. This is the power of theater. In this critical time in our country, community theaters are desperately needed to enlighten, educate and motivate people to engage in social change. We respectfully ask for this committee's aye votes on SB 805 because it would support the survival of performing arts groups like Teatro Campesino.