Every individual in the human family has rights and freedoms. Sometimes these rights are treated with contempt from other humans for selfish gains and interests. However, groups have been formed to fight for these rights in an attempt to help individuals who have been denied these rights.
Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund
James Larkin and Michael Lacey are two reporters that were arrested from the comfort of their homes and were jailed for covering a story about the sheriff.
They leaked information that the sheriff had a grand jury proceeding to have reporters give up their story about him. Previously, they had successfully defended the First Amendments right.
Larkin and Lacey sued the sheriff and fortunately won the case. They raised $3.75 million as settlement out of the arrest. They dedicated this money to fund migrants’ rights groups throughout Arizona.
This group is based in California. It ensures that indigenous people, whose massive increase was brought about by oil and gas industry, have their rights protected. It works closely with environmental organizations together with indigenous groups.
ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project
This project carries out litigations through district courts as well as the Supreme Court. Their effort is to realize the immigrants’ right to justice and judicial processes. It advocates for the implementation of its objectives to provide justice to all. 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 Advocates for Human Rights
They fight for the rights of all locally and throughout the world, especially the vulnerable. They have partners and volunteers that support their call to see the implementation of the international standards of human rights and reinforcement of the law.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
This group formed after a law was passed that undocumented individuals would not be employed. They saw this as a breeding ground for mistreatment and exploitation of workers. It has been on the forefront in the fight for human rights for about thirty years now. Their interest is affected individuals as well as immigrant families. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Michael Lacey | Twitter
Their primary pursuit is to have an all-inclusive society. It will eventually see migrants participate in democracy freely. They majorly work to change public perception and the policy that governs civil, human and migrants’ rights.
All the above groups are the agents of change in our society. Mainly to see justice served to all and for the rule of law to prevail. To have individuals enjoy equal rights despite their place of origin.