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Groups and Organizations that Protect Civil Liberties

While the president has done his best to find fault in his neighbors and depict those of race and color as being responsible for this problem and that issue, this is not a perspective shared with the rest of the country or the world. The fact is that many forward-thinking people are gathering together and committing their time resources and experience to building a better world. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/

Most of these are non-profit organizations comprised of volunteers from all backgrounds of race, religion and social strata guided by a love for their world and human-kind. Following is a listing of some of the major organization s in operations throughout the US today, that work to protect the rights that make humans free and create a better future.

The Lacey and Larkin Border Fund

The Lacey and Larkin Border fund was founded to provide needed funding for the many human and civil liberties groups working in the Southwest and especially in Arizona. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are the founders of two periodicals the “Village Voice” and the “Phoenix New Times” and received a large negotiated compensation. The proceeds they dedicated to supporting those that work to defend civil liberties in the area and has not gone unappreciated

Border Angels

The Border Angels are a non-profit advocacy group that works from California to Texas protecting the rights and civil liberties of those that drop in across the southern border. Volunteer Border Angels often have a background in civil and immigration law and work to promote reforms in immigrations processing. Read more: Phoenix New Time and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

Furthermore, the Border Angels provide various seminars and frequent programs that raise awareness of the situation and the need for a change in policy. Many of these educational seminars are based in the San Diego area.

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Children from across the world flood into the US each year and sadly many come without parents or providers and face a harsh reality of being destitute in the biggest cities in the US. The good news is that the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights and a few other groups work to defend these children and provide for them as well.

There is a special program available in many of the larger US cities that allows a caring individual to take a troubled youth under their wing and provide guidance, advice and friendship to a young person new in our country. If you have the time and resource, look up your local aid groups to see if there is something you can do

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

CHIRLA is a group of dedicated volunteers that protect the right and liberties of refugees and migrants from all across the world. Many of these people end up in the Los Angeles Area and this is where the volunteers from CHIRLA can apply their skills and resources to giving them a better life.

As a premiere advocacy groups, CHIRLA also fights for needed reforms in immigrations laws.

 

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey founding fathers of the Frontera Fund and Front Page Confidential continue to fight for Latino rights after the pardoning of Joe Arpaio by President Trump. Joe Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt in late July 2017. Mr. Larkin and Mr. Lacey were illegally removed from their home and detained, violating their First Amendment rights by Joe Arpaio and his team over a news story published about his office’s illegal misdeeds.

 

When the case was settled five months later, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey founded the Frontera Fund with the $3.75 million Maricopa County awarded the gentlemen. The Frontera Fund supports the rights of Hispanics and Latinos who have been discriminated against by members of law enforcement and other public offices. The Frontera Fund awards grants to migrant-rights organizations throughout the state of Arizona in hope that one-day discrimination against all will end.

 

Known for their prize-winning investigative reporting and fine coverage of music, food, film, and arts, Larkin and Lacey co-founded Front Page Confidential. By the end of 2012, their word of justice and rights for all reached approximately nine million readers and even more online. Both gentlemen, as longtime business executives have decided to devote all their time asserting their First Amendment rights to publish their stories and keep America informed.