Founded by César E. Chavez & Dolores Huerta, La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) was rooted in the belief that members of the low-income community have the responsibility and the obligation to organize themselves, and through their association, begin to advocate for solutions to the issues that impact their lives. Serving the low-income immigrant community of the South Texas border, LUPE believes that for people to have ownership of this endeavor, they have to invest of themselves, their efforts and resources, to sustain it. In the Rio Grande Valley, many of the families we work with live in Colonias –rural neighborhoods lacking the most basic necessities, such as sewer systems, street lights, and safe and affordable housing. LUPE prepares community members to advocate for the rights of colonia residents before the county, the state, and the federal government in order to create lasting social change. The membership, and the responsibility that comes with it, power the organization. In the midst of the family separation crisis, LUPE immigrant families welcome new immigrants into the nation while advocating for long-term immigration relief. Learn more>>>