Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the co-founders of a couple of different organizations such as the Phoenix New Times as well as Village Voice Media. They have received settlement money from an arrest that they were involved in and they have decided to use this money to fund different migrant rights organizations all within the Arizona area.
Their arrest involved being taken out of their homes during the middle of the night and then being put into jail after notes that they had written about the specific sheriff were found. The gentlemen then sued the county and they received $3.75 million for their settlement.
After all of the chaos with jail and court, Lacey and Larkin started the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. They started this fund to help support different groups that advocate for many different rights including migrant, human and civil rights.
They are also supporting groups who focus on freedom of speech as well as civic participation. All of the groups that they are supporting with this fund are throughout all of Arizona, including those who are on the Mexican border or la linea fronteriza.
There are many other groups out there who also support human, migrant and civil rights. When it comes to things such as electing presidents and house members, there isn’t much control other than casting a vote for what you support. Read more: Michael Larcey | Twitter
However, there are still things that can be done to support these movements. Donating as well as fighting for these causes is something that each person in the United States has the freedom to do.
Border Angels is a non-profit that is run entirely on their volunteers. Their goal is to continue advocating for social justice as well as legislative immigration reform. They offer numerous different educational and awareness programs and they also continue to maintain many different migrant outreach programs.
When looking to help continue supporting women’s rights, the National Organization for Women is a great place to donate to and work with. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/
The National Organization for Women is a feminist advocacy group and they have been fighting for rights for women since back in the 1960’s. Their main focus is promoting reproductive rights and putting an end to all gender-based inequality.
Equal Justice Network is a group who is continually fighting for civil rights. Their main mission is to both strengthen as well as expand the provision of assistance that is given to low-income people for civil legal cases. They continue to do this through many efforts of a group of advocates.
This group of advocates includes the private bar, legal services programs, community organizations as well as social service, courts, different law schools, advocacy groups at both the national level as well as the state level and they also use low-income people to advocate for themselves.
It is important to continue fighting for all rights. There are numerous other women’s rights, civil rights and migrant rights organizations throughout the country.
Finding one in an area or state is just a quick and easy google search! Whether volunteering or donating, helping these organizations continue fighting for what’s right is what is most important.