Larkin & Lacey

Many Non-governmental organizations and activists have been in the forefront in championing for civil, migrants and most importantly human rights. These organizations have been advocating against issues affecting individuals, communities, and nations such as acts of discrimination and violation of basic principles of the rule of law that calls for justice and equality.

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law

The Lawyers Committee for Civil rights is a non-governmental and non-partisan human rights group that was founded in 1963 by former US President John F. Kennedy. The organization was established with the main objective of eradicating racial discrimination and advocating for equal opportunity for all including the minority group. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821

The organization has been in the forefront in leading campaigns against economic disparities and racial discrimination. The committee offers pro bono services mostly to the African Americans in their quest for justice against discrimination acts. The committee also represents the marginalized groups who are usually faced with issues of economic disparity.

UN Watch

UN Watch is a non-profit and non-governmental organization that is based in Geneva. The organization task as the name suggests is to provide oversight to the United Nations and ensuring that everything is done in accordance with the UN Charter.

UN Watch was founded in the year 1993 by the legendary civil rights activist Moris B. Abram who was formerly the US representative to the UN in Geneva.

UN watch believes in the UN mission of saving the future generation from the scourge of wars and human rights abuses and advocates for a more just world. UN watch does not receive funding from any government it solely relies on charitable donations from generous contributors.

ACLU Immigrants Rights Project

ACLU Immigrants Rights Project is the other non-governmental and non-profit organization that advocates for civil and human rights of immigrants. The group uses advocacy, outreach and litigation programs in achieving its objectives of defending the rights of immigrants. The group aims at ensuring that the immigrants obtain their fundamental basic human rights. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

The organization litigation programs are mostly implemented by the supreme and district courts. Two notable figures that are at the top executive level of the company are Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The two are passionate about the plight of immigrants and are working to ensure that the rights of this vulnerable group are safeguarded as stipulated in the law.

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a non-profit human rights organization that was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The fund was established with the main aim of providing financial support to other human rights organizations that are advocating for the rights of the immigrants.

The fund was as a result of a court settlement in which Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were awarded a sum of 3.75 million dollars after being unlawfully arrested and detained by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The two at the time of their arrest were working as reporters at Phoenix New Times. They published an article that did go down well with the county officials leading to their arrest. They sued the county thereafter and were awarded the 3.75 million dollars which they used to start the fund.

Larkin & Lacey: Fighting Social Injustice

As Trump escalates his war on the press, journalists and whistleblowers are being attacked and criminalized for exercising their first amendment rights at an alarming pace. We watched Greg Gianforte body slam a reporter only to become elected and let off with a slap on the wrist.

We can see these sentiments embraced more solidly every day, watching our civil liberties slip away in real time. Major news organizations are being banned from White House briefings. Journalists are being arrested and jailed for reporting on court proceedings involving their towns sheriff.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin took their case before The United States Court of Appeals after a grand jury subpoenaed the identities of every citizen that read their online report. They were stripped from their homes in the middle of the night for their reporting, and the people they informed were scrutinized and implicated for perusing constitutionally protected information.

Lacey and Larkin won their settlement and where reimbursed 3.75 million dollars for the attack, an used this money to establish an organization dedicated to protecting civil, human, and migrant right.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund connects and supports groups that advocate support for these rights, fighting back against the oppression that they and others have suffered as authoritarian ideas begin taking footholds in the minds of a people trained by fear.

Through fear, entire cultures are being criminalized and targeted with inflammatory rhetoric that exaggerates and amplifies the acts of a few to manipulate public perception of the majority. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

Because of fear, children are being torn from their parents and detained in prison-like conditions for existing. Because of fear people are labeled as illegal, stripped of their human identity and their existence invalidated.

When it comes to fighting fear, education isn’t the only tool we have at our disposal. And that’s a good thing because research shows that the minds of people that are easily manipulated by fear tend to run on emotion, not logic.

To really stand a chance organization and cohesiveness have to be central to the movement. With so much effort being put forth through so many different organizations, being able to solidly connect will provide the force to impact public activism on a much larger scale.

The Lacy and Larkin Frontera Fund works to give people their voice back, providing a platform for social justice that can directly influence policy through the efforts of many. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/

By supporting organizations like the American Immigration Council, programs are being designed to inform the public’s perception on immigration by showing that our cultural identity depends on it.

We are a nation of immigrants and none of us have to look very far into our past to see our roots in other countries, and once people begin to understand more clearly the principles of our identity we can once again thrive and prosper on the diversity that built this nation.

By defending human and migrants rights we can protect future generations from the nightmares of authoritarianism.