Release: LUPE Taking Dual Action In RGV and Austin Against HB7 and HB800

May 17, 2023

On Thursday, a group of LUPE members will testify against HB7 and HB800 at the Texas Capitol. Meanwhile, a separate group of LUPE members will host a “Pueblo Hearing” in San Juan  to share their stories and testimonies against the anti-immigrant border bills. 

“Audiencia Del Pueblo Para Familias Inmigrantes”

@ San Juan LUPE Headquarters

What: La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), members, and border residents will give their support to those who went to Austin by hosting their own event at the LUPE headquarters. 

When: Thursday, March 18th, 2023, 10AM CDT – 12PM CDT

Where: La Unión Del Pueblo headquarters, 1601 US-83 BUS, San Juan, TX 78589

Who: La Unión Del Pueblo Entero, members, and border residents 

Visuals: Participants will be outside chanting and waving their flags by the mural in front of the main office. Participants will engage by speaking and elevating their concerns with these bills. 

Testifying to Border Security Senate Committee

@ Texas Capitol in Austin

What: La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) and members will be at the Texas Capitol for the public hearing of HB7 and HB800 to testify against the bills. 

When: Thursday, March 18th, 2023 starting at 8AM CDT 

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

Who: La Unión Del Pueblo Entero and members of LUPE

Visuals: LUPE members will sign up to testify against HB7 and HB800 and speak out against the bills in front of the Senate Border Security Committee.


Ramiro Gonzalez, Communications Coordinator,, (956)360-4277 to coordinate an interview in Austin

Dani Marrero Hi, Communications Director,, (956)432-3193 to coordinate an interview in The Valley 


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.