Release: We Will Resist: LUPE Mobilizes With Over 40 Organizations In Austin Demanding The Repeal Of SB 4 and Operation Lone Star

March 8, 2024

On March 9th, 2024, LUPE will be joining over 40 organizations mobilizing in Austin in an act of resistance and unity against hateful and racist measures implemented in the state of Texas

What: La Unión del Pueblo Entero – LUPE will march in Austin alongside over 40 organizations from the Austin City Plaza to the South Steps Of The Texas Capitol. On March 9th, we will march on the week of the third year anniversary of Operation Lone Star, marking three years of unwarranted hate, racist, and fear mongering tactics placed against immigrant and mixed status families in Texas. We call for permanent protections for asylum-seekers and immigrants and an end to Gov. Abbott’s inhumane measures against all Texans— Black, Brown, White, Seniors, Youth, Citizens and Immigrants.

When: Saturday, March 9th, 2024 starting at 10:00 AM CDT – 1:00 CDT PM 

Where: Starting point: Austin City Hall Plaza, 301 W. 2nd St, Austin, TX, 78701. End point: South Steps of Texas State Capitol

Who: La Unión Del Pueblo Entero, LUPE members, Frontera Texas Organizing Project (FTOP), Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA), BNHR Human Rights Center in Presidio, Texas, Eagle Pass Border Coalition, Border Vigil, Ministerios Fronterizos, American Civil Liberties Union of Texas (ACLU of TX), ARISE Adelante, Border Workers United (BWU), Every Texan, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), Texas Civil Right Project (TCRP), AFL CIO-Houston, Texas Rising El Paso, Poder Latinx, Grassroots Leadership, Voces Unidas RGV, Texas Organizing Project, Resilient Advocates Collective, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, New Life Faith Center, Asian Texans for Justice, Ayala Productions, National Lawyers Guild (NLG): Task Force on the Americas and San Francisco Bay Area chapter, La Monarca Foundation, Laredo Immigrant Alliance, Texas Rising San Antonio, Mano Amiga San Marcos, Texas, Texas Poor People's Campaign, Texas Rising RGV, FIEL, Local Progress Texas, Lilith Fund, Texas Equal Access Fund, La Mujer Obrera/Familias Unidas del Chamizal, Workers Defense, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes,, Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry, JBR Immigration (J. Biddle Richard Law PLLC), Texas Immigration Law Council, Unite Here! Local 32, A.Y.U.D.A Inc., Centro de los Trabajadores Agrícolas Fronterizos, Latinos en San Antonio (LATSA), Frontera Fund, Woori Juntos, CRECEN, FEA Foundation Ministries, SA Stands, Interfaith Welcome Coalition, Somos Tejas, United We Dream, National Association of Social Workers Texas Chapter, Somos Tejas

Visuals:  La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) will be in attendance with over 40 organizations in Austin. Residents throughout the state will be in attendance with flags and banners portraying various pro-immigrating messaging. Speeches will be made by organizations at the rendezvous point and at the end of the march. A peaceful rally will be held at the State Capitol, where hundreds will gather in resistance

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.


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.