H.R. No. 1071
 
 
 
R E S O L U T I O N
 
         WHEREAS, The year 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the
  founding of the Sin Fronteras Organizing Project; and
         WHEREAS, Carlos and Alicia Marentes, longtime members of the
  farm labor movement, established the project in 1983 to fight
  against the injustice and inequality faced by farmworkers in West
  Texas and southern New Mexico; and
         WHEREAS, Headquartered in south El Paso, the organization
  offers numerous services to the more than 14,000 farm laborers who
  live and work in this region of the border between the United States
  and Mexico; at the Centro de los Trabajadores Agricolas
  Fronterizos, or Border Farm Workers Center, the project provides
  shelter, legal help, and programs, including English and arts
  classes, to those who work in the fields as well as to low-income
  local residents; and
         WHEREAS, The cultural heritage of the area is reflected even
  in the architecture of the Centro, and its different sections are
  designed to appear like a village with buildings coming together to
  create a community; moreover, the walls are decorated with murals
  that narrate the workers' journeys and reflect the spirit of their
  struggle; and
         WHEREAS, While Mr. and Mrs. Marentes continue to lead the
  organization, Sin Fronteras is overseen by a board of directors
  composed of a civic leader and six farmworkers; in addition,
  dedicated staff and volunteers, including farmworkers and their
  families, help the project meet the needs of the community; and
         WHEREAS, For three decades, the Sin Fronteras Organizing
  Project has worked to advance the financial, social, and political
  status of farmworkers, and it is indeed fitting to recognize its
  accomplishments on the occasion of this milestone year; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby honor the Sin Fronteras Organizing Project on
  the 30th anniversary of its founding and commend the group's
  administrators, staff, and volunteers for their service; and, be it
  further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the organization as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
 
  Marquez
 
  ______________________________
  Speaker of the House     
 
         I certify that H.R. No. 1071 was adopted by the House on April
  3, 2013, by a non-record vote.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House