May 8, 2023

On, Monday, May 8th 2023, LUPE will be joining ally organizations in protest against two extreme and dehumanizing bills in Texas, HB7 and HB20, that are an endangerment migrant families in the Rio Grande Valley

What: Organizations based in the Rio Grande Valley and Austin will mourn the deaths of at least 8 people who were killed by a driver in Brownsville, Texas. We send our deepest condolences to their families and wishes for a speedy and full recovery for at least 10 others who are injured. We mourn this loss of life and call for an end to policies that dehumanize immigrants, including the proposed anti-immigrant bills being heard on the Texas House floor on Tuesday.

When: Monday, May 8, 7:00 PM CDT

Where: South Texas Capitol Steps, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

Who: La Unión del Pueblo Entero, immigrant shelter Casa Marianella, Austin faith leaders, LatinoJustice, Texas Civil Rights Project, Human Rights Watch, and Grassroots Leadership.

Visuals: Participants protest and chant outside of the Starr County Courthouse Annex. Chosen speakers will be giving speeches and be available for interviews as posters are waved and chants are shouted against HB7 and HB20. 

To coordinate a virtual interview contact Dani Marrero Hi, Communications Director,, 956-432-3193, interviews will be available in English and Spanish 


LUPE is a nonprofit organization that helps the community organize for and win a better quality of life. LUPE was founded in 1989 by farmworker and civil rights leaders Cesar E. Chavez and Dolores Huerta. We are a membership-based organization and our strength is found in the participation of our over eight thousand members.