Many private institutions promote civil, human and migrants rights. These agencies assist people who are victims of discrimination by fighting the common cause hence execute international human rights morals that advocate a civil community and reinforce the rule of law.
Different organizations defend these rights in the United States and globally through legal means as per the laws that govern a given country. However, these groups need funds as they are non-profitable and non-governmental groups which do not have a diplomatic source of money.
One of the groups that support these organizations is the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Funds established by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey as the co-founders.
The team originated from Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media where it raises money which gets used to support these organizations that advocate civil, human and migrant’s rights.
The two journalists had written a story about Sheriff Joe Arpaio where they got arrested on October 18th, 2007 on that night at their homes. They had exposed a story about grand jury proceedings that pursued reporter’s notes on reports touching on the sheriff.
The incident raised $3.75 million which make the most of the support to these civil, human and migrant’s rights organizations. Lacey & Larkin Frontera Funds also supports freedom of speech and public involvement all over Arizona and the Mexican border.
Groups That Promote Civil, Human and Migrant Rights
NAACP Legal Defend Fund is an organization fighting for racial justice, and it educates individuals against racism. Founded in 1909, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is among the civil rights organization in the United States acting as a bi-racial institution. It protects persons discriminated through skin color and fights for their rights as citizens of United States.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a United Nations agency that actively fights for migrants and provides refuge for the affected group.
Founded in 1950, UNHCR serves lives and protect the rights of migrants who get considered refugees. They offer homes for the affected and enhance a better future for these people
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) is an organization that fights for civil rights nationally. It’s devoted to protecting disabled people by safeguarding and improving the rights allocated for them.
It undertakes its mandate through educating, training and promoting civil rights to all people who have contact with disabled persons. Founded in 1979, DREDF serves Berkeley, California, Washington DC in the USA to ensure that all civil rights remain active and functional.
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The Phoenix new Times, which was owned by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, put a lot of effort into investigating Joe Arpaio during his time as Maricopa County’s sheriff. The newspaper revealed information about Joe Arpaio like hidden assets and police brutality.
Jim Larkin and Michael leading were at the head of the newspapers as the owners of Village Voice Media, a company that ran publications all over the country. LA View, New Times LA, Nashville Scene, and the Phoenix New Times were just a few of the imprints under the Village Voice banner.
After their illegal arrest, lawsuit, and settlement, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey sold Village Voice Media and all of their papers. This arrest was perpetrated by Joe Arpaio; the former Village Voice owners were awarded $3.75 million.
Joe Arpaio had a serious problem with the goals of the Phoenix New Times and their journalists. He didn’t like that his dirty laundry was being aired for all of Arizona to see. Arpaio finally thought he had a reason to arrest Larkin and Lacey when information pertaining to a subpoena was published. He couldn’t have been more wrong. A judge ruled that a person has the right to reveal information about a subpoena that they were served.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey decided to put their settlement money to good use. In order to help Hispanics, one of the primary victims of Joe Arpaio, Larkin and Lacey created The Frontera Fund. It is a charitable group that donates to other charities. The Frontera Fund provides the means to an end for organizations like the ACLU and Can The Border Divide Us?
Another recent foundation by Larkin and Lacey is Front Page Confidential. This newspaper covers topics such as civil rights, migrant rights, and politics. Recently, Front Page Confidential argued against H.R. 1865, claiming that it restrict free speech concerning adult advertising.