Civil, Human and Immigrants Rights Organizations – Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Many groups in the United States have dedicated their efforts to fight for and protect civil, human and migrants rights.

People are meant to believe that justice and fairness are for all, but that’ not true. Some people still feel oppressed or even less human. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world; you have your rights to be treated justly.

Here are some few groups that advocates for civil, human and migrant rights.

Human Rights Watch

The Human Rights Watch is another group that fights for civil and human rights of people all over the planet.

They specialize in investigating human rights crime and expose the perpetrators. They have a team of legal experts that hold abusers of human right accountable, and challenge leaders to respect international human rights acts and end abusive practices.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

NAACP was established way back in 1909 as a bi-racial group advocating for equal rights for Africa Americans. The brains behind this organization are Moorfield Storey, Mary White Ovington, and W.E.B. Du Bois. The group is run by a chairperson assisted by a 64 member board.

Human Rights Action Center

The Human Rights Action Center is non-profit group situated in Washington, DC. The organization is managed by a respectable human right pioneer and activist, Jack Healey. The foundation fights for equal rights and utilizes technology and art to come up with creative ways to promote their agenda- stop the abuse of human rights.

The Advocates for Human Rights

The Advocates for Human Rights group are leading other organizations in the fight against civil and human rights violation locally, regionally and internationally. They are funded by partners, volunteers, and staff to promote their goals- fighting for human rights.

Lacey and Larkin have been doing this work for more than 30 years and changed lives of many including children, women, and immigrants.

Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, the co-founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times, were awarded $3.75 million for being imprisoned wrongly by Sheriff Joe Arpalo. They have dedicated this settlement to fund migrant rights groups throughout Arizona.

The two journalists were arrested in the middle of the night from their homes and sentenced to jail for revealing the existence of grand jury proceedings sought reporters’ notes on articles covering Sheriff.

Also, the organization will support civil, human rights and migrants groups as well as civic participation and freedom of speech all over Arizona, including on the Mexican border.

Learn more about Lacey and Larkin:

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
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