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Teresa Romero, president of the UFW receives Ohtli Recognition from the Government of Mexico

Washington, D.C. May 3, 2019.- Today, Teresa Romero, President of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) will receive the Ohtli Recognition by the Ambassador of Mexico in the United States of America. The Mexican government awards Latinas and Latinos, as well as Mexicans and Mexicans living abroad, who have devoted a great part of their lives to promoting the well-being of their fellow citizens.

The Ohtli award is a recognition of the important work Teresa has done throughout her career as an activist. Along with the UFW, Teresa has fought to ensure that agricultural workers in the United States have better working conditions, to ensure that they and their families have a decent and with out fear work life. In 2018 she was named president of the UFW, she is the first immigrant woman and the first Latina to preside over a national union in the United States.

Within the framework of this recognition, Teresa Romero will visit Mexico next May 8 and 9 in order to continue strengthening work with federal, state and national organizations, and jointly promote respect for the rights of workers Mexican farm workers in the United States, and their families in Mexico. For this reason, during his visit she will meet with Luis Raúl González Pérez, President of the National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH), as well as with  Alexandra Haas Paciuc, President of the National Council to Prevent Discrimination (CONAPRED), and will visit the Office in Mexico of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

From the UFW we celebrate the Recognition granted to our President, and we thank Mexico for strengthening ties to continue building a better path for Mexicans in the United States. We are sure that the joint struggle will bring significant improvements for the respect of the rights of Mexican agricultural workers in the United States, and will strengthen bilateral relations between both countries on issues related to migration, protection and improvement of working conditions.