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Part of Bridge Blvd renamed ‘Avenida Dolores Huerta’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County Commissioners voted Tuesday night to rename a portion of Bridge Boulevard, Avenida Dolores Huerta after the native New Mexican who has been an advocate for farm workers, immigrants and women.

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farms Workers, shows her Presidential Medal of Freedom Award at La Plaza de la Cultura y Artes museum in Los Angeles in April 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Avenida Dolores Huerta will run from the city/county boundary at the Rio Grande to the east and Isleta Boulevard to the west.

“The renaming of this portion of Bridge Boulevard to Avenida Dolores Huerta has been supported by business owners and residents alike,” County Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada said. “… It is important for residents and governments to honor the legacy of leaders like Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez and to bring their history of work to future generations.”

Avenida Dolores Huerta will connect to Avenida Cesar Chavez, within the city of Albuquerque, making it the nation’s first intersection of streets bearing the names of these two civil rights leaders who worked side-by-side for so many years.

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