Release: LUPE Gathers On Courthouse Steps Before Trial Begins 

September 10, 2023

On September 11th, La Unión Del Pueblo Entero Stands On Court Steps Before Trial On SB-1 Challenging Texas Voting Restrictions. 

Today's hearing serves as a stark reminder of the hard-fought battles for voting rights. Texas's SB 1, currently under trial, threatens the voting rights of people of color and those with disabilities through burdensome voter ID requirements and restrictions on election officials. It also limits voter outreach and makes it harder for voters to seek assistance. Members of La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) are taking action to defend democracy. 

What: Trial starts in LUPE v. Texas, a consolidation of six lawsuits challenging various voting restrictions in S.B. 1 for violating federal law. The case is before U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez. 

When: Monday, September 11th, 2023 starting at 8:00 AM CDT to 9:00 AM CDT 

Where: U.S. District Courthouse, 262 West Nueva Street, San Antonio, Texas 78207

Who: La Unión Del Pueblo Entero

Visuals: La Unión Del Pueblo Entero will be at the courthouse steps gathering and speaking before trial on the oppressive nature of Senate Bill 1. 

To schedule an in person or  virtual interview in English or Spanish with a spokesperson from LUPE, please contact Ramiro Gonzalez at or (956)360-4277.

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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.