The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and the fight for Human Rights

Ever since the March of Women on Washington as well as the appointment of an administration that fails to uphold the rights of people, numerous human rights organizations have been established and the long-established ones are also getting into high gear. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

Throughout the US, there are numerous groups that normally advocate for human, civil and migrant rights. One of such organization is CHIRLA.

CHIRLA was established in 1986 and it has already managed to have a huge impact when it comes to the movement of human rights. The organization is based in California and consists of immigrant families which are diverse and individuals who serve as representatives of the social change.

The main aim of CHIRLA is to facilitate a world whereby everyone can enjoy the freedom and benefits of human rights. The mission of the organization is to make sure that all individuals enjoy equal rights and that all immigrants are included in the country with no prejudice.

The Advocates of Human Rights Organization has for over 30 years been working hard so as to enhance the lives of women, immigrants, refugees, children as well as other communities that are marginalized in the country.

This organization offers numerous services which include exposing and investigating violations of human rights, representing refugees and immigrants who seek for asylum together with offering training to other rights groups.

The organization is also involved in facilitating change with the policy makers in the government.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey who are both journalists established the Phoenix New Times and the Village Voice media. They did this with the settlement money that they got after they were arrested by Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County Sherriff, Arizona.

The two got arrested on October 2007 following their revelation that there were grand jury proceedings that sought after notes of reporters on all articles that covered Arpaio.

The journalists sued the county and managed to get a settlement worth $3.75 million. They are now using this money to fund organizations advocating for migrant rights across Arizona.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey started the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund that normally support organizations like The Advocates for Human Rights and CHIRLA. The first organization to be supported by this fund was the Colibri Center for Human Rights.

Colibri center for Human Rights is situated in Tucson, Arizona and it works with forensic scientists, families and humanitarians in order to put an end to immigrant deaths as well as other sufferings in the boarder of the US and Mexico.

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