La Mujer Obrera’s goal is to promote economic and political justice and women’s empowerment in El Paso, Texas.
Our objectives are to build the capacity of low-income women workers as advocates for women’s development on the border; to increase public awareness about development issues on the border; and to ensure women workers have a voice in border development plans.
National Advocacy: Calling Attention to Border Poverty
In 2010, we conducted a 10-day hunger strike in front of the White House to call for federal attention to border poverty. As one of our members said: “You’ve funded the border wall, now invest in border communities” (Latina Magazine, Nov 2010). For more information about this campaign, visit our blog.
We continue to work at regional and national levels not only to advocate for the needs of border communities, but to share sustainable, community-led development models rooted in dignity and respect.
Local Advocacy: Familias Unidas del Chamizal
In 2012, we expanded the capacity of our women-led Familias Unidas del Chamizal as an organizing group via capacity building workshops, meetings, and membership recruitment. This year, the group became a City-recognized neighborhood association: the Familias Unidas del Chamizal Neighborhood Association.