The world is experiencing a continuous process of globalization. People continue to suffer despite the emergence of a liberal global world order. Governments have not been able to protect rights of their citizens.
There are marginalized groups of people all over the world and their civil and human rights are sacrificed at the altar of geopolitics and national interest. In such a situation, civil society groups have appeared on the scene. The civil society groups advocate for the civil, human, and migrants’ rights through systematic campaigns.
Over the years, there has been a steady growth of such groups and organization that tirelessly work for the protection and provision basic rights to marginalized people. There are numerous rights groups and organizations across the world, having aspects of human rights as the object of their advocacy.
There are various international civil society organizations and groups that simultaneously operate across the world. In the U.S., there are a number of advocacy groups that advocate for the rights of migrants and the civil rights of average citizens.
One of these organizations in the U.S. is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The Fund was established by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the two prominent and famous journalists in the state of Arizona. The story behind the establishment of the Fund is noteworthy. Lacey and Larkin run a couple of news outlets in the state of Arizona.
Through their vigorous editorials and investigative reports, the duo had reported the excesses and corrupt practices of Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County Sheriff. Having seen his authoritative power challenged, Joe Arpaio arrested Lacey and Larkin.
Though the two professional journalists were shortly released, they took the Sheriff to the court in the light of their rights under the First Amendment. As a result of the settlement between the parties, Lacey and Larking received a compensation of $3.75. Lacey and Lakin took this huge amount of money to found the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-larkin-8a2a4213a
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is dedicated to promoting an environment in which people enjoy their rights. The focus of the Fund has been to change the fate of homeless and migrants in and around Arizona.
The Frontera Fund also has developed a network of several civil rights groups and organizations across the U.S. The Fund extends financial support to several civil society organizations such as American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Arizona Justice Project, and others.
The Frontera Fund aims to develop a strong chain of civil society organizations and support them with resources in their campaigns for civil, human, and migrant rights. The Fund plans to spend the entire $3.75 million for the promotion of civil, human, and migrant rights.
Lacey and Larkin are journalists by profession. The collectively founded a couple of news outlets. Through their journalism, the two continue to become a voice for the marginalized groups in society.