Mayor Lee’s Statement on the Passing of Civil Rights Leader Aileen Hernandez
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the passing of civil rights leader Aileen Hernandez:
“Aileen was a tireless advocate whose work did so much to help advance the causes for women, minorities, and other marginalized groups.
She fearlessly tackled issues of discrimination and bigotry, and her involvement in local organizations like Black Women Organized for Action in San Francisco had national ramifications.
Today at City Hall, we were honored to celebrate her spirt with a special event that recognized her lasting contributions to feminism, civil rights and equality measures. She will be missed.”