Release: We Will Resist: LUPE Joins Border Organizations in Defiant Stand Against Senate Bill 4 and Operation Lone Star

February 20, 2024

On February 21st, 2024, La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) Will Join Border Organizations On Journey Of Resistance Against Governor Abbott's Efforts To Militarize The Frontera, Followed By A Vigil For Lives Lost At The Border

What: La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) and ARISE will join The Border Network For Human Rights as Frontera Texas Organizing Project in San Juan for a presentation on “Know Your Rights,” aimed at community members affected by Operation Lone Star and Senate Bill 4. Representatives from the Texas Civil Rights Project will be present to address any inquiries regarding Senate Bill 4 from community members, which is scheduled to take effect on March 5th. Following the presentation, a vigil will be held outside the venue to honor the lives tragically lost at the border due to policies such as Operation Lone Star. The event will conclude with a call to action, advocating for a march in Austin against Governor Greg Abbott's ongoing negligent spending practices and policies targeting the immigrant community.

When: Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 at 9:30 AM CDT – 12:00 PM CDT

Where: Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Advancement Center, 509 E Earling Rd, San Juan, TX, 78589, US 

Who: Hosted by the Frontera Texas Organizing Project (FTOP) with the participation of La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), The Border Network Human Rights, ARISE, and Texas Civil Rights Project

Visuals:  The Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) will be in attendance, along with partnering organizations such as the Frontera Texas Organizing Project (FTOP), The Border Network Human Rights, ARISE, and the Texas Civil Rights Project. LUPE members, members from partnering organizations, and staff from each organization will gather in one location to share, speak, and present on the recent issues regarding Senate Bill 4 and Abbott’s efforts to militarize the state with flags and banners by our side showing who we are and why we are here to repel further advances the militarization of Texas. After the “Know Your Rights” session presented by TCRP, we will gather outside for a vigil to share a few words on the cruelties presented by these anti-immigration laws and honoring the lives lost tragically at the border. Following the vigil a call to action will be announced by BNHR.

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.