Groups advocating for civil, human and migrant rights
July 21, 2017
Lacey and Jim Larkin were known to journalist and the co-founders of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. Their main mission is to support the organizations that are fighting for equality in the society. The two put $3.75 million compensation money of their arrest by Sherriff Joe to put up and support other organizations that were championing for the civil, human rights of the immigrants in Arizona.
Through the revelation of the grand jury proceedings concerning the Sherriff, Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested. They then focused a lot of attention on First Amendment rights that will benefit the victims of discrimination and create normalcy in the society. They then made a huge step and sued the county for their arrest and finally won the case.
Many organizations and agencies have been set to speak on behalf of the immigrants and defend their rights. The main agenda of these groups is to bring sanity to the society that is defined by the acts of discrimination and avails better chance for all people. This will create a society marked by fairness for all and reduces the vulnerability of the citizens from the falling edge of discrimination.
NNIRR is one of the recognized organizations that are fighting for the rights of the immigrants. To set its objectives achievable, it has worked closely with other agencies so as to take the rights of the immigrants to its niche.
Additionally, the organization also fights for the labors regarding workforce cost negotiation through the movements that champion for the good pay. The platform of the NNIRR enables it to centralize their exercise and fights s a unit. Lacey and Larkin boosted the efforts of NNIRR through their funding to create a chance for equality and enables the discriminated immigrants and citizens speak with one voice. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Phoenix New Time
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, CHIRLA is another group that was set up purpose to end the escalating level of discrimination. This organization was established by Ford Foundation with the primary aim of sensitizing the immigrants on their rights by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. CHIRLA has made a lot of transformation in the restoration of equality to all people despite the race and background.
Lacey and Larkin after winning their case and getting compensated, they decided to put up Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. This organization was set to advocate for the civil and human right mainly in Arizona following the poor leadership and persecution of the Mexican immigrants. Also, the platform of the organization also integrated the strategies of ending the border killing that was experienced in the Mexico-U.S border.
Furthermore, another group that occupied the front-line in advocating the human rights is the American Civil Liberties Union. The organization work was to let the will of the citizens despite the race be addressed according to the Constitution. The group also made a leeway for the legal assistance in case the rights of the citizens are overstepped.
As a matter of fact, Lacey and Larkin have played a significant role in bringing the transformation to the society through their support to the civil rights agencies.
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