Those people in power have been violating human rights and freedom as they practice power. Immigrants have always been abused, speech freedom has been breached, and some human rights have also been violated. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Micheal Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
However, there have been groups that have been working tirelessly to advocate for civic, migrants and human rights.
American Civil liberties Union also was known as in short form as ACLU, has been fighting tirelessly for human rights for decades. The organization is based in Arizona. It was started in 1959 by a group of people who had a common goal.
The group has challenged the unconstitutional legal laws in Arizona which were deemed unhealthy to some individuals in the society.
American Civil liberties Union has a winning history. It has won various petitions in court. They overturned the state law after being declared unconstitutional in court. They led the banning of multiracial marriages and also linked with helping in appealing a federal class action litigation.
Over the years ACLU has defended the freedom of speech and even won an appeal that denied migrants bails. The organization pursued a policy that empowers those practicing law to enforce migration in Arizona. Most legislations were banned and declared unconstitutional in the State of Arizona on their watch.
American Civil liberties Union once challenged Jan Brewer, the governor of Arizona on the order he had given. He had denied immigrants from the possession of driving licenses. Despite being permitted to live in the United States,the group is determined in challenging some Arizona laws that allow working with fake documents. They are committed to making sure all people are treated right irrespective of their race and place of origin.
Arizona Dream Act Coalition is also another group of activist fighting for human rights, migrants rights and education rights. The organization was formed by students who called themselves dreamers.
The main aim of its formation was to find ways that would respond to laws that discriminated students with on documents and those who paid high tuition fees to access public scholarship benefits. Arizona Dream Act Coalition helps the students to access the papers and be part of the team that gets public scholarships.
There are some other organizations advocate for human, civic and migrants` rights. However, for all these groups to operate efficiently, they require funding. Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund serves the purpose of funding some of these organizations.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was established after Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin received a lump sum compensation from the false arrest. They were forceful and falsely arrested by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and after winning the petition, they were compensated. The sheriff was also linked with cases on detaining and abusing migrants.
The two journalist agreed to set the money aside in support of activists of civic, human and migrants` rights. The duos founded Phoenix News-Times & Village Voice Media. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Frontera Fund have been supporting SySTEM Phoenix through College Xtrip Tours to encourage and motivate students.
Larkin and Lacey Fight for the First Amendment with Front Page Confidential
Since the sale of Village Voice Media in 2012, Phoenix New Times founders Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have been supporting the Latino community in Arizona. Using a $3.75 million dollar payout from their famous wrongful arrest lawsuit against Maricopa County, the former news duo has been supporting Latino groups advocating migrant rights. They call their organization the Frontera Fund and besides being a large supporter of the Latin community, it is a huge slap in the face to Joe Arpaio. Now, in the wake of Arpaio’s recent pardon by President Donald Trump, the news duo is returning to alternative news with digital site Front Page Confidential.
Many would think after a long, successful career spanning from the Phoenix New Times’ formation in 1970, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would be tired. The duo turned the fledgling counterculture weekly into a multi-million dollar conglomerate, established themselves as proper newsmen, and went toe to toe with “America’s Toughest Sheriff”. Despite their long standing feud, controversial arrest, and massive support of the Latin community, the two apparently are not done yet. Front Page Confidential will do for the web, what Phoenix New Times does for printed news, offer an alternative take on current events. The site was launched earlier this year, perfect timing considering Joe Arpaio’s recent pardon. Now that Arpaio is planning a Senate run, the duo is ideally placed to stir things up.
According to Larking and Lacey they will always stand up for Latinos. With Arpaio gunning for Senate the Latino community will need all the support it can get. They will surely find it on Front Page Confidential as its reporters and founders will always fight for the first amendment.