It’s long been a forgone conclusion that when the topics of human, civil and migrant rights are brought up in casual conversation, the reaction elicited is almost inevitably polarizing and divisive. This especially rings true with people of brown skin.
And with so many of these issues continuously plaguing our country, it’s often just as confusing to figure out where we to begin searching for solutions to these troubling issues.
But despite how bleak things may appear to be at times, there always seems to be help on the horizon when we need it most! Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin embody the meaning of fighting and taking action when it matters most. In the next few minute’s, I’ll discuss just who these game changers are, and what their wonderful Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund could mean for you!
Lacey and Larkin cofounded the Phoenix News Times with a group of bright young college students in La Crescenta apartments. They also created Village Voice Media, both in 1970. In those early days, the duo would cover stories that spanned President Nixon’s influence on the Cambodian invasion as well as restaurant reviews, and other news publications.
The two men were arrested in 2007 on charges of revealing confidential information that centered around the investigation of
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. These charges were dropped 24 hours after their arrest, and the two men sued the Arizona government for being falsely accused, settling for a whopping $3.75 million dollars!
During the case, it was revealed that Lacey and Larkin were taken from their homes against their will. And there were also disturbing grand jury subpoenas involving Sheriff Arpaio that showed foul play against people of brown skin on his behalf. Read more:Michael Larcey | Twitter and Michael Larcey | Facebook
As you can imagine, this didn’t sit well with two men who spent their lives fighting on the behalf of individuals for violations of their own rights. Thankfully, out of this misfortune spawned the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, which was created to help people fight against violations of their freedom of speech and other civil rights. This fund was designed to support Mexican immigrants throughout the Mexican border in their trials of hardship and need.
Without a doubt, Lacey and Larkin understand the horrific reality behind civil, human and migrant right violations the happen every day in this country – especially within the Mexican border. The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund is a huge step in the right direction, of protecting the values that matter most to us.