Release: LUPE Joins Frontera Texas Organizing Project  And Texas Advocates In Declaring a ‘State of Alert and Resistance’  

December 12, 2023

Ahead of Gov. Abbott’s signing of SB 4, over 50 Texas orgs gather to discuss recently passed anti-immigration laws, address their implications, and explore how they'll negatively impact our communities.

What: La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), Frontera Texas Organizing Project (FTOP), and over 50 Texas Organizations are declaring a “State of Alert and Resistance” 

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 1:00 PM CDT

Where: Register Here To Join The Hybrid Press Conference: Webinar Registration 

Who: Hosted by the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) and the Frontera Texas Organizing Project (FTOP) with the participation of:

  • Fernando Garcia, BNHR Executive Director and Founder
  • Lupita Sanchez, Executive Director at Border Workers United (BWU)
  • Lourdes, Executive Director at ARISE Adelante
  • Tania Chavez, Executive Director at La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)
  • Dr. Jackeline Richard, President of NAACP El Paso Chapter
  • Ilse Hernandez, Texas Regional Organizer at Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
  • Over 50 Texas Organizations (Full list to be released at press conference)

San Juan, Texas –  In response to the Texas State-sanctioned Operation Lone Star (OLS) and it's alarming impacts on civil and human rights and following the passage of unprecedented and dangerous anti-immigrant legislation in the State of Texas, La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), the Frontera Texas Organizing Project (FTOP) and over 50 Texas organizations are hosting a Press Conference to officially declare a ‘State of Alert and Resistance’ in Texas.

This declaration is an acknowledgment of the imminent threat that lingers on the human and civil rights of Texans of all Texans, with an emphasis on border residents, residents of color, immigrants, and refugees.

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.

The Frontera Texas Organizing Project (FTOP) is an initiative of the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR). Composed of Texas border grassroots organizations from El Paso, Presidio, Del Rio, and Eagle Pass to the Rio Grande Valley, with organizations such as LUPE, ARISE Adelante, Border Workers United, and ACLU TX.


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.