American Groups Advocating for Civil, Human and Migrant Rights
There are several groups advocating for civil, human and migrant rights both locally, nationally and globally. In America, some of these groups include:
Japanese Americans Citizens League (JACL)
The Japanese American Citizens League was established in 1929 to advocate for civil and human rights of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans as well asother communities facing injustice and discrimination in America.JACL leaders also work towards promoting social, educational and cultural values as well as preserving and promoting the culture and legacy of the Japanese American community. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
Japanese Americans Citizens League forms the largest and oldest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. Its vision is to promote a world honoring diversity by embracing principles of social justice, equality and fairness.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights was established in 1950. It is made of over 200 national organizations whose aim is to promote and protect the civil and human rights of every person in United States. The organization was co-founded by Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins and Arnold Aronson Among the organization’s achievements include lobbying and winning the passage of Civil Rights Acts 1957, 1960, 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Fair Housing Act of 1968. All these rights have helped promote fairness and equality for all Americans.
Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are the co-founders of the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund. The organizations advocates for rights of expression as well as funding other groups advocating for civil, human and migrant rights in Arizona.
Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund was developed as a result of Jim’s and Michael’s detention. The journalists, who are also the co-founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times, had published an article regarding a local Sherriff.
The article was about the existence of a grand jury proceeding allowing the Sherriff to seek reporter’s notes.Having spent their careers defending and asserting their First Amendment rights, Larkin and Lacey sued the nation and ended up winning the case. They were awarded $ 3.75 million for compensation. They have since used the settlement amount to support other humanitarian groups in Arizona.
Americans for Immigrant Justice
Americans for Immigrant Justice is a non-profit law farm promoting and protecting the rights of immigrants in Florida and across the country. It majors its operations on unaccompanied immigrant children, trafficking and domestic violence survivors. It also oversees policies and practices on migration detention as well as representing immigrants groups seeking justice.
Americans for Immigrant Justice was founded in 1996. Its headquarters is in Miami but it has another in Washington, D.C which was opened in order to expand the organization’s operations. Since its founding, American for Immigrant Justice has managed to serve over 100,000 immigrants from all parts of the earth.
Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin:
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are crusaders for immigration and the protection of free speech.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are founders of the Frontera Fund which supports groups that protect the rights and freedoms of Latinos. They are also the founders of the Frontpage Confidential website that has stories about free speech and human rights violations. They are most known as being outspoken opponents of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Joe Arpaio is an Arizona Sheriff that served over 24 years is best known for using unpopular forms of racial profiling of mostly Latino drivers. This practice went on for years under the Sheriffs rule without being held accountable. It was not until 2011 did his illegal form of racial profiling get challenged by a local judge that ordered a preliminary injunction against the Sheriff and his department. The sheriff ignored this injunction and and business went on as usual. The profiling went on for another year and half and finally a criminal contempt charge was filed against Arpaio and he was actually arrested and jailed shortly in 2012. The sheriff was later pardoned by President Trump and never actually spent any jail time for his bad behavior.
Joe Arpaio was also was known for coming after anyone in the public or private sector especially journalist that criticized what he was doing. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were executives of the Village Voice Media corporation that published the Phoenix New Times newspaper. On October 18, 2007 deputies of Arpaio illegally detained them from their homes. There was such a public outcry that they were let go the next day without charges. This started a legal battle between Lacey, Larkin and the Maricopa County that ended in 2012. Lacey and Larkin settled with the county for 3.75 million dollars that allowed them to form the Frontera Fund which grants money to Latino organizations that assist Latino’s whom rights have been violated by government or law enforcement.