ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City councilors in New Mexico’s largest city are set to vote on renaming a portion of a busy road after one of the United States’ most recognizable Mexican American activists.
The Albuquerque City Council is scheduled Monday to take up a proposed to rename part of Bridge Boulevard in the city’s South Valley as Avenida Dolores Huerta.
Born in New Mexico, Huerta moved to California and later helped form the United Farm Workers union with Cesar Chavez in the 1960s.
She has been an advocate for women and immigrants. Avenida Dolores Huerta will run from the county boundary at the Rio Grande west to Isleta Boulevard.
A park along the road was renamed for Huerta in 2017.