Guadalupe Lopez

Guadalupe Lopez

(she/her) (she/her)

Immigrant Rights Organizer

Guadalupe Lopez is the Immigrant Rights Organizer for Morgan County, CO for the American Friends Service Committee. Guadalupe began working as an eight-year-old in Chiapas, Mexico to help support her family. As a teenager Lupe made a tough decision; she would leave her tightknit family and move to Colorado, so she could find work and send money home. In Denver, she met her husband, and the couple have five children. In September 2012 a state patrolman pulled them over, arrested them for being undocumented immigrants and placed in deportation proceedings. Rather than bide their time until the hearing, Lupe decided she needed to act. She joined the American Friends Service Committee’s Not1More Deportation table, becoming a gifted member leader. Today she is on the board of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition and is AFSC’s paid part-time organizer in Fort Morgan working to support people in fighting their deportation through mutual aide. In a year she has grown the Fort Morgan Not 1 More table to over a dozen families and is pioneering community organizing support for recently arrived Central American asylum seekers. She is on the statewide documentation team of ICE- police abuses. She meets regularly with state legislators and local law enforcement to promote pro-immigrant legislation and policies and has traveled to Washington DC to meet with legislators and participate in direct actions. Lupe’s first trip to DC in 2014, was to accompany her oldest son to engage in civil disobedience in support of just and humane immigration reform. In her free time, she volunteers as a community navigator with Center for Health Progress, One Morgan County and Centennial BOCES. Lupe’s faith guides her in her work and is central to her family life. She is proud of her children who are firmly on the path to achieving their dreams. Lupe was the 2022 recipient of the Impact Award of the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coaltion.