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 »
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.
Just in time for the start of early vote, check out our candidates guide on the Texas Governor and Lieutenant Governor candidates and their positions on immigration, jobs and wages, healthcare, and education.Read our candidates guide here.
Our vote can be a shield against anti-immigrant legislation in the coming Texas legislative session. In 2011 Texas faced one of the harshest, most anti-immigrant legislative sessions we’ve seen in decades. Over 80 pieces of anti-immigrant proposals were introduced. Thanks to lots of organizing and many allies, we were able to beat back the attack, but just barely.Read more »
Justice delayed is justice denied! President Obama has announced that he will not issue executive action on his inhumane deportation machine until after the November elections.
With this action, he is clearly putting politics over people. In the mean time, 70,000 immigrants will be deported before Election Day. How many Valley families will be torn apart? How many DPS agents will ask for immigration papers and call Border Patrol on Valley drivers? How many of our community members will be deported from the safety of the Valley to the dangers of cartel-ridden Tamaulipas?Read more »
We are sad to report that despite our efforts, LUPE member Isabel Barbosa was deported Tuesday. She had a previous order of removal from 1998, which was reinstated. It was impossible to fight.
Isabel was deported away from her five children, husband and community she has called home for the last 18 years.Read more »