This month we celebrated ten years of building stronger, healthier communities in the Rio Grande Valley with a special 10th Anniversary Gala.
The night brought together historic figures in the farmworker movement like Dolores Huerta–who has dedicated her life to social justice–with new LUPE leaders like Norma Salinas–who is just realizing her capacity to create change.Read more »
LUPE is a community-based union that organizes for dignity and human rights in the colonias of Hidalgo County. We focus on improved housing and living conditions, health care, immigrant rights and building the political power of colonia residents. LUPE has made steady progress building grassroots power from the base of a common voice through community organizing and providing social services. Learn more.
La Union del Pueblo Entero, on behalf of over 7,000 RGV community members who support comprehensive immigration reform, condemns remarks from House Speaker John Boehner yesterday that slammed the door shut on comprehensive immigration reform this year.
Juanita Valdez-Cox, Executive Director of La Union del Pueblo Entero, says, “Speaker Boehner and Republican Party leadership continue to treat Latino Americans as second class citizens, as though the needs of our communities come after the needs of their party, as though the crisis facing our families can wait until the whole of the Republican Party is in agreement that something needs to be done to keep our families together. The Speaker knows full well that a path to citizenship has a majority support among Americans and among Congressmen and Congresswomen. Yet he refuses to come to the table. The speaker needs to act now or Latinos will remember in November.”Read more »