The Advocate Groups

There are many groups that fight for and protect others rights, these rights include human, civil and migrant rights not only for Americans but also for immigrants. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

These organizations fight for families and individual rights because they believe that everyone deserves to have their rights defended and protected. Some of these groups are:

  • The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
  • ACLV Immigrant’s Rights Project
  • Amazon Watch
  • The Advocates for Human Rights

These groups fight and protect the rights and freedom of everyone in the United States, this includes the rights and freedom of immigrants because they believe that rights and freedom are not just for Americans but for everyone.

These Advocate groups main goal is to change public and society opinions on all human and immigrant rights. Although these groups fight to protect everyone’s rights and freedom, they go through a lot of criticism and harassment from others including law enforcement officers.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, are co-founders of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media, opened the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund with a settlement from a wrongful arrest against Maricopa County in 2007. They started this funding organization because they were arrested for writing an article about Sheriff Joe Arpaio and revealing in the article that there was a grand jury pending their notes.

The sheriff arrested both of these reporters in the middle of the night and the Grand Jury tried to subpoena them to reveal their sources. In doing this they had violated the reporters First Amendment Rights.

Micheal and Jim have made a career of defending the rights and freedoms of others. So when Micheal and Jim were forced out of their homes in the middle of the night for a story that they wrote in October 2007 about Sheriff Joe Arpaio and revealing that there was an appending grand jury inditement and then not revealing their sources to the Grand Jury, they sued the county and won.

Using the money they won in the settlement, they started to fund others to support what they are fighting for. They believe everyone has rights and that those right should not be controlled or taken away.

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a funding group that supports advocate group here in Arizona that fight for Civil, Human, and Migrant rights. Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund also funds organizations that fight for Freedom of Speech and Civil Participation in Arizona.

With the settlement, they received from the lawsuit against Maricopa County they decide to fund organizations or advocacy groups who are fighting to protect and defend all of our constitutional rights and freedoms.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

Jim Larkin

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