Human rights ought to be guarded. Every person is entitled to a decent and a peaceful life. Over the years, the violence of the civil and human rights has been on the rise. The migrants have been mistreated, and their rights violated. But various groups have come up to advocate for the human, migrants and civil rights. Below are the groups;
1] Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
It is an organization that was founded by the journalists Jim and Michael. Their aim was to support the migrant rights organizations based in the Arizona. It got established in the year 1970. Being the only journalist in those days, Jim Larkin and Michael got arrest and jailed for writing and advertising.
Jim and Michael are the co-founders of the Village Voice Media and the Phoenix. They received a total of #3.75 million as a court settlement from the arrest in 2007. They have dedicated their lives and funds in financing the immigrant’s right foundations.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has been on the forefront in advocating the freedom of speech, civic participation as well as civil, migrant and human rights.
2] The Coalition for Humane and Immigrant Rights
It is abbreviated as CHIRLA. It is an influential group based in California that helps in fighting for immigrant individuals and families. The primary agenda is to have an all-inclusive society, even for the immigrants. The group was formed after the 1986 act, under the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The Act made it legit to employ undocumented workers.
3] The Arizona Project Justice
The mission of this group is to represent the inmates who have gone through unjust treatments. It could be the inmates have diseases or life-threatening illness, claim to be innocent, and they are not getting proper treatments and justice. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Phoenix New Time
The Arizona Project Justice believes that denial of justice to anyone has an impact on the whole society. The group works closely with the pro bono lawyers, the law schools in Arizona and the expert investigators; in ensuring that justice is served to the indigent.
4] The Advocates for Human Rights
The primary agenda of Advocates for Human Rights is to help in the implementation of the International human rights standards; with the aim of promoting civil society and the reinforcement of the rule of law.
The group has involved volunteers in research, advocacy and education. It is to ensure that it builds broad constituencies in the USA and other selected global communities.
5] The Amazon Watch
It is a non-profit organization that got founded in the year 1996. The mission is to protect the rainforest and also to advance the lives and rights of the indigenous people living in the Amazon Basin. The group partner with the environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights. It calls for corporate accountability in the preservation of the Amazon ecosystems.
Protecting, respecting and facilitation of the human, civil and migrant rights is the primary objective of these groups. Every person deserves to be heard, served with justice and respect, despite the background or social status.
Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:
Lacey and Larkin Expose First Amendment Violations and Racism with Frontera Fund and Front Page Confidential
Founded in 2017, Front Page Confidential is Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s latest journalistic effort, focusing particularly on the First Amendment and the fact that its importance seems to be declining in the eyes of significant political figures. Front Page Confidential is edited by Tom Finkel. The two activists and journalists have also launched the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to benefiting the Hispanic community of Arizona.
Both of these efforts were created in response to the crimes of Joe Arpaio, a former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Arpaio, a longtime supporter of Donald Trump, was pardoned by the president in August. The law had finally caught up to Arpaio when he was convicted of misdemeanor criminal contempt in Melendres v. Arpaio, but President Trump showed that part of his attempt to make America great involves ignoring racism by pardoning the former sheriff. Arpaio is now running for the Arizona Senate, and his corruption is clear even in relation to his Senate run – he has blatantly stated that his “one unwavering reason” for running for Senate is to support Donald Trump’s mission to “make America great again”.
Lacey and Larkin are vehement opponents of Arpaio after they were arrested in October of 2007 for one reason – writing for a newspaper that opposed Arpaio. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals called it a clear first amendment violation and ruled the subpoenas that had been served on Lacey and Larkin invalid. This ruling later resulted in Maricopa County paying Lacey and Larkin a $3.7 million dollar settlement in 2013, money that Lacey and Larkin used for the founding of the Frontera Fund. Front Page Confidential has dedicated itself to exposing first amendment violations by Trump and those who support him, as well as highlighting the sham that is Arpaio’s run for Senate.