Even with laws that govern the rights and freedom of vulnerable groups such as migrants and even humans, in general, being in place, some people still bend them. People with power and money take advantage of the fact that these groups of individuals cannot fight back. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn
That is why groups that advocate for the civil, human and migrant rights are a must have in our today society. They give a voice to the oppressed and return the humanity that these people deserve. Below are just but a few of these groups.
The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund
As the name suggests, the group was founded by Jim Larkin and Mike Lacey in 2013 after the two men won a law suit. The two were journalists based in Arizona and are also co-founders of The Phoenix New Times. They started off as journalists who reported one on one stories from protestors. Little did they know that there is more than met the eye in this protests.
Being co-founders of the Village Voice Media, they went on to investigate and publish stories on Mexican immigrants something that they never knew would land them into a big mess. Apparently, the Sheriff was involved in some corrupt deals where he had migrants held up.
The county sheriff Joe Arpaio had them arrested for publishing false information but were released within twenty-four hours due to public outcry. The two filed a case against the country for damage and when they won Jim Larkin, and Mike Lacey got $3.75 million for compensation. Through this money, the Frontera Fund was born.
The charity group helps the large migrant and immigrant population in Arizona by publishing their stories and offering any assistance that they need. The foundation also supports other organizations which fight for civil, migrants and human rights and also equality and justice for all such as the Arizona Justice Project and many others. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
It has been on the front line when it comes to ensuring that justice is served as deserved to all groups of people mainly the Spanish who were being discriminated
Amnesty International group
Another foundation known for its aggressiveness when it comes to advocating for migrant, civil and human rights is Amnesty International. It is non-governmental and is one of the largest in the world having over seven million members across different parts. It has been here for over five decades and was started by Peter Benenson in 1961.
The group mainly deals in ensuring that the rights of minority groups, refugees, migrants, and prisoners are observed. It has also been widely involved in the abolition of the death sentence in many countries and ending the use of torture. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/
Due to the noble work, the group has been doing it was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1977. It raises money mainly through donations and membership fees.
Other groups widely involved in advocating for such rights include
– Families for freedom which fights for families facing deportation trials.- Equal justice network and many others