Advocating for Civil, Human and Immigrant Rights

There are numerous groups today, which are fighting and advocating for the common cause of ensuring adherence and respect for civil, human and immigrant rights. These groups and organizations struggle for the implementation of the internationally set standards for human rights, which uphold a civil society as well as strengthen the rule of law.

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Co-founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times, Jim and Michael, incepted the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund with a critical aim of helping the less fortunate in the society.

The foundation has a firm dedication to funding migrant right groups across Arizona. The fund was instituted by two media personalities who covered a story about Sherriff Joe Arpaio, which subsequently led to their arrest on 18th October 2007.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, who had spent a significant part of their careers defending and emphasizing their First Amendment rights, sued the local county.

Fortuitously, they won the case in the Appellate Court of United States where they were granted a $3.75 million settlement. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera strives to support as well as advocate for equal rights, women and minor groups inclusion in addition to pioneering civil, human and migrant rights.

The American Civil Liberties Union

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a project for immigrant rights, which is committed to the expansion and enforcement of civil rights and civil liberties of immigrants. They additionally aim at fighting both private and public discrimination against the immigrants.

The ACLU has notably been on the forefront to safeguard the freedoms and rights of immigrants leveraging promotions, targeted impact proceedings, and public outreach for over 25 years. Notably, the group has been stringently involved in almost every significant legal proceedings on behalf of immigrants.

The Advocates for Human Rights

The Advocates for Human Rights is one of the organizations, which spearhead the human rights movement of the world. The group is an impartial, independent, and a non-profit organization, which was founded in 1983. The group aims at upholding and creating a lasting, all-inclusive and comprehensive change on a local, national as well as a global scale.

The foundation strives to investigate and expose violations of human rights, aids and trains groups, which fight for the protection of human rights. In addition, the group engages the public, children, represents both refugees and immigrants seeking, among others and policymakers as well as advocating for sound policy and pushing for legal modifications.

A functional group, which fights for a specific right needs to be dedicated and competent to the course. Being impartial, independent and goal oriented are among the fundamental prerequisites for running a successful group, which advocates for civil, human and immigrant rights.

Learn more about Lacey and Larkin:

Michael Lacey

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