La Unión del Pueblo Entero

Founded in 1989 by farmworker movement leaders Dolores Huerta and César Chávez, and established in the Rio Grande Valley in 2003, La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) is a community-based union that serves the colonias and low-income neighborhoods of Hidalgo County through community organizing and social services. LUPE also works to fight deportations and offers both rapid response and long-term advocacy work for immigrants and asylum seekers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. The group will use their platform to continue advocating for improved housing and living conditions, health care, and immigrant rights through building the political power of colonia residents through civic engagement.