Even while modern man continues to improve the quality of life for people worldwide, there are still many people that are being denied their basic rights. There are many laws in place that govern the freedoms and rights all people should be able to enjoy.
But for a number of vulnerable groups, especially migrants, being able to exercise those rights are a challenge. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin
To help all people enjoy the benefits of free societies all around the planet, a large group of organizations have made it their mission to advocate for human rights, civil rights and migrant rights and combat hate and injustice.
In many societies, people with power are systematically denying basic rights to many groups of people. Many of the groups being targeted do not have the resources necessary to effectively fight for their rights. However, there are many organizations that are advocating on their behalf.
Organizations like Human Rights Watch, Avocats Sans Frontieres, Centre on Housing Rights and Eviction, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and others provide information, education, legal and financial support and a voice for people being denied human rights, civil rights and migrant rights worldwide. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Twitter
One organization based in Phoenix, Arizona is currently helping to lead the battle for the rights of migrant workers, immigrants, African-Americans and others in the American southwest is the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund.
It was founded with the $3.75 million settlement journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin received as a result of their illegal, unconstitutional arrest in October 2007 by the Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County and his staff.
The journalists were targeted because they refused to divulge the sources of the information for articles they wrote about the illegal activities of Sheriff Arpaio and his staff.
The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund provides money and legal support for organizations throughout the state of Arizona advocating for migrant rights, human rights and civil rights for people living in and traveling through Arizona.
Many people have been subjected to racial profiling, harassment and illegal arrest. Journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin also use the fund to help people advocating for civic participation and freedom of speech in Arizona. This includes people living and working near “la lineafronteriza”- the Mexican border.
The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund has been instrumental in helping many people have their day in court and enjoy important victories over prejudice, harassment and unjust imprisonment.