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In the fight for human rights


When it comes to the protection and defense of human rights various groups in the country pay a very important role assisting those caught up in the violation of this liberties at any point in there lives.

Migrant rights are also an integral part of human rights advocacy and it is this knowledge that ensures the following groups continue doing a lot in the fight for human rights,civil rights and migrant rights.

The Frontera fund.

This is a fund that was established around 2013 they came into existence after a chain of events that so one of the biggest outcries against the violation of the first amendment rights of journalists. The duo involved was that of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

They were arrested at midnight from their homes taken in unmarked SUVs and held in separate detention rooms. They were alleged to have tampered with grand jury proceedings by publishing the discussions involved. Sheriff Joe Arpaio was the instigator but all along he had not been friendly to them as they had been very critical of how he was treating immigrants in his country especially noting it was near a border.

The settlement arising from the case settlement was around 3.75 million this money was what was used to start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The fund has been very instrumental in fighting for the Hispanic community which has been vilified within the area and beyond.

They are responsible for community organization around immigration issues as well as litigation on the same. The fund also pays for the provision of legal services for those caught up in immigration matters and in most cases may not be in a position to afford a lawyer.

Human Rights without Frontiers

This is an organization that brings together persons with the goal of fighting for human rights world over. It has had a very strong focus on research, monitoring, and analysis on the critical aspects of human rights as well as promoting democracy and the rule of law. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

They endeavor to ensure that in any area they are in the rule of law is upheld by all and this include those who are tasked with protecting it. The protection of human rights has also been very fundamental in their agenda working at every stage within all the legal ways to ensure this is done.

Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund

MALDEF, as it is referred to, in short, began in 1968 it is considered widely as the country’s leading institution for the fight in Latino legal civil rights. It has at times been called “law firm of the Latino community”, the duty of MALDEF has always been to promote social change within the community through community education, advocacy, and litigation in various areas that include employment, political access, education and immigrant rights.

There work in the area of the fight for Hispanic rights has been lauded as been very helpful in achieving some of the most fundamental developments that can be observed today.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

Jim Larkin

The L and L publishers.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are site owners as well as publishers. Michael Lacey came from a humble background. He joined the Arizona State University. He studied for some years before dropping out of the campus. During his time in this institution, he participated in the publishing of a magazine called “Phoenix New Times.” Two years after his drop out, he met Jim Larkin, and they started working together. Jim Larkin was as well a University dropout. They worked for hand in hand with the “New Times” magazine. Michael served as the editor while Jim oversaw the advertisement segment. In 2007 a publication in the “Phoenix New Times” led to the arrest of these two publishers. Their arrest was made under the orders of Joe Arpaio who was serving as the Sheriff at that moment. The grand jury on their case, as well as the prosecutor, were disapproved. The lawsuit earned them millions from their prosecutors.

After the lawsuit settlement in 2013, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin started an organization called the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The primary goal of this organization was to dispense all the returns of their lawsuit settlement to the Latin- American groups in Arizona State. Michael and Jim started their own company and named it Village Voice Media Holdings. In running this firm, Jim and Michael kept a stout adherence to the first amendment. This amendment grants one the constitutional rights to freely express ideas and actions that are basic to the democratic government. The magazine covered investigative reports, lifestyle articles, and articles concerning diverse subjects such as entertainment, food, and art. The media house had to gain millions of subscribers by the end of 2012.they had almost 10 million subscribers to their print media. They as well had over 50 million online readers. Their popularity earned them various honors in journalism, for instance, the Pulitzer Prize awards. The two, later on, sold the Village Voice Media. In light of their undying commitment to the first amendment, Lacey an Larkin has recently established an online news site known as FrontPage Confidential.

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