Lupe Quintero Honored by Mexican Government

Congratulations to Lupe Quintero on receiving the Ohtli Award!

Guadalupe “Lupe” Quintero received the Ohtli Award from the Mexican government, who honored her for her years of community service and selfless commitment to helping the Mexican and Mexican-American community.

Lupe considers the award as recognition of all of CRLA’s work.  She thanked CRLA staff for carrying out their work in the community “with heart, determination, tenacity, and showing the community that they merit being treated with dignity and respect.”

As a young farmworker in California, Lupe was inspired to improve the working conditions in the fields after hearing Cesar Chavez speak. She has worked with CRLA for nearly 50 years and is now CRLA’s Director of Community Workers. CRLA is proud of Lupe for her life-long dedication to serving rural communities. She has helped tens of thousands of workers receive fair pay, improved working conditions in the fields, and educated communities of their rights.

The Ohtli Award recognizes people who are working to improve, empower, or positively affect the lives of Mexicans living in the United States and other countries. The award is one of the highest honors given by the Mexican government to people living outside of Mexico.  Past honorees include: CRLA’s Jose Padilla and Mariano Alvarez, Julian Castro, Dolores Huerta, Eva Longoria, Edward James Olmos, and the Honorable Cruz Reynoso.



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