There are many groups within and beyond America that advocate for human, civil and human rights. Such groups usually have the interest of these minority or undeserved groups and do everything to ensure that they are not treated unfairly by those in better positions.
In short, they act as the voice of these groups, ensuring that they get their constitutional rights and are heard like the rest. Some of the groups that fight for immigrants, civil and human rights include;
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
The Coalition for Humane Immigrants’ Rights of Los Angeles is one of the most popular groups in Los Angeles that advocate for the rights of immigrants.
Having been formed in the year 1993, it is considered to be among the pioneer groups fighting for immigrants’ rights. The group focuses on educating, organizing, and advocating for the rights of immigrants.
Advocates For Humane Rights
Advocates for Humane Rights was founded in the year 1983 and has since then been advocating for civil and immigrants’ rights. The mission of this group is to implement international standards of civil right and to reinforce the law. Read more: Michael Larcey | Twitter
They do this by educating, research, and advocacy. So far, they have managed to diversify their portfolio into International justice, immigrants’ rights, women’s’ human rights, and human rights research and education.
After a continued growth in the oil and gas markets, Amazon Watch was developed. This group helps to protect the rights of the indigenous groups and is based in San Francisco.
The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund
The Larkin & Lacey Fund is one of the leading human, civil and immigrants’ rights group. The organization supports the activities of various groups that fight for similar rights.
The foundation was established by the founders of Phoenix and the Village Voice Media, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. To start this establishment, the duo used money that they had obtained in a settlement for false arrest.
It had so happened that Joe Arpaio, the Sheriff of Maricopa County had arrested the two of October, 2007. The two had been treated maliciously, being arrested in the middle of the night, from their homes, and on false claims.
However, they won the case and were given a sum of $3.75 million as settlement money and they immediately put it to work. They knew that they wanted to help other people who were undergoing the same form of unfair treatment.
The Frontera Fund established by Lacey and Larkin concentrates on funding different organizations throughout Arizona and Mexico. They use the money to assist people in achieving their freedom of speech and civic rights.
So far, they have touched the lives of many and continue to do so through organizations such as Justice that Works, Aliento, Justice for Immigrants & Families Projects, Center for Neighborhood Leadership, Kino Border Initiative, Promise Arizona, American Immigration Council, and Can the Border Divide Us?
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Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are Altruistic Post-Lawsuit
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the former co-owners of the Phoenix New Times, have teamed up again. In 2013, they sold their previous paper in favor of other ventures. Now, Front Page Confidential has finally arrived. The new publication is a change of pace for Michael Lacey and Jim Arpaio, yet they are still in familiar waters. Michael Lacey and Jim Larking, along with Front Page Confidential, publishes content that intends to educate citizens about lying and corrupt political candidates and incumbents.
They became politically focused after a run-in with the former Sheriff Of Maricopa County. The Phoenix New Times had been publishing content that put Arpaio’s business in public view for years. Finally, Arpaio saw an opportunity to strike. Michael and Jim published the contents of a court subpoena; Joe Arpaio sent in his deputies to arrest them. The result of Arpaio’s first amendment right violation was a $3.75 million dollar settlement for Lacey and Larkin. With this money they were able to create their new newspaper.
Front Page Confidential wasn’t the only product of the settlement. The Frontera Fund was also created post-lawsuit. The Frontera Fund is a charitable fundraiser that provides relief for the hundreds of past-victims of Joe Arpaio, primarily the immigrant community.
Instead of using the settlement for personal matters, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have decided to use the money to give back to the community that they are apart of.