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.
April 30th is Día del Niño (Children’s Day) in Mexico, a day when we honor children and promote their well-being. Yet in the Rio Grande Valley, thousands of children face dangers caused by living in neighborhoods without streetlights.Read more »
Support our partners with the Equal Voice Network. Sign the petition for greater public transportation in the Rio Grande Valley.
There is a need for safe and reliable public transportation for students and families in rural areas trying to access higher education in Starr, Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy Counties. That’s why the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council is proposing the creation of the RGV College/University Transportation Program.Read more »
As the legal case against DAPA and Expanded DACA moves through the courts, there’s a bit of confusion on what’s happening, what the Brownsville judge’s ruling meant, and what’s next.Read more »
La Union del Pueblo Entero organized the 12th Annual March and Celebration in Honor of Cesar Chavez, Saturday, March 28. LUPE members, nonprofits, and community members joined the march, totaling more than 900 participants.
The crowd gathered in front of the farmworker murial at the San Juan Municipal Park at 9am. From there, the major march set out toward the offices of LUPE in San Juan, where the celebration continued with food, music, theater and folkloric dance.Read more »