This is huge: Hidalgo County commissioners, with the leadership of Joseph Palacios, and pressure from LUPE and ARISE, took an historic step and committed to creating a pilot program to begin installing conventional streetlights in Hidalgo County colonias on a limited basis and collect for the consumption of electricity. They will present the pilot program in one month to the County Commissioner’s Court.
The commissioners committed to working closely with LUPE and ARISE to make sure the pilot program meets the needs of colonia residents and serves as a spring board for a successful county-wide and comprehensive program to bring streetlights to all Hidalgo County colonias in the future.Read more »
LUPE is a community-based union that organizes for dignity and human rights in the colonias and low-income neighborhoods 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.
On behalf of the over 7,000 members of La Union del Pueblo Entero, we would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We wish you all the best in the coming year.
Working alongside our Equal Voice partners, we have witnessed momentous developments in the movement for immigrant and colonia rights. In the wake of Congress’ failure to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform, immigrant communities across the nation rose up to demand the President stop devastating our communities through deportations.Read more »
Finally President Obama made his announcement on immigration. LUPE members and their families gathered at our San Juan office to watch the announcement together.
It is estimated that the president’s plan will extend protection from deportation to 4 to 5 million undocumented Americans.Read more »
We want to continue building the influence that our members have on the political decisions that impact their lives. You can help us do that by pledging to vote for issues important to colonia residents.
Take the pledge here:Read more »