Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the co-founders of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. They are dedicated to their work, which can be seen from the miles they have made since they started. Michael and Larkin have great passion in supporting groups that advocate for human, civil and migrant rights not limited to civic participation and freedom of speech throughout Arizona. Many non-government organizations have always been in the forefront in advocacy of human rights, civil rights and migrant rights. Their key focus is helping people who have become victims of discrimination like racial profiling among others. Such groups of people are educated about their rights in order to know what is right for them always. Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights is one of the organizations that are non-partisan. It was founded in 1963 in the USA as requested by the then president John F. Kennedy. The body is involved with advocating civil rights as far as racial discrimination is concerned. The main objective of the organization is to fight for equal opportunities for minority groups. The lawyers in this body are highly focused on representing African Americans in order to obtain equal justice always. Racial and ethnic minorities are also part of the concern of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund were started by Michael Lacey together with Jim Larkin so as to provide financial support to bodies that advocate for human rights of Immigrants. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter They decided to establish this organization after they received 3.75 million dollars as resettlement money from the case of Sheriff. They have been using the fund to support firms the fight for human rights of immigrants. The Advocate of Human Rights is another organization that is actively involved with human rights around the world. Its operations are available locally, regionally and globally. The organization has always run through the help of volunteers and partners around the world in delivering its mandates to the people. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://about.me/michael-lacey and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/ The organization strives to reinforce law so that all human are represented well without harassment or discrimination of whatsoever kind. The group has worked for more than 30 years helping women, immigrants and children obtain their rights to life among others. ACLU Immigrant Rights Project is an organization that is also associated with protection of immigrants among other rights like Civil and human rights. The group has always tried to focus and achieve its goals through outreach, advocacy and litigation programs.
Larkin and Lacey Launch New Endeavors
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are no stranger to the media industry. The pair started a small newspaper called the Phoenix New Times back in 1970 and grew the paper into a media conglomerate over the next 35 years. The pair recently announced they have formed what they are calling the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund.
The Frontera Fund was started with a #3.75 million settlement the pair was awarded by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office after then-sheriff Joe Arpaio false arrested them in 2007. The arrest was said to be illegal retaliation by the Sheriff for articles written and published by the pair’s Phoenix New Times. The articles unveiled illegal activities by the Sheriff and his office.
Larkin and Lacey start the Frontera Fund to financial support the many nonprofit groups in Arizona that support the rights of immigrants that work an live in the state. The group also recently launched a new media website called Frontpage Confidential. This new endeavor will investigate and publish violations of the First Amendment and free speech by government agencies. Both Larkin and Lacey support the millions of immigrants who live in the United States because they are seeking to achieve the American Dream. They believe that everyone deserves to pursue that dream and feel obligated to support them.