Human, civil and migrant rights are issues that need to be seriously addressed across the globe. It is crucial that all members of the nation be treated with justice and equality.
This has been very difficult to achieve and has prompted the formation of several humanitarian groups across the globe. Here are some philanthropic organizations in the nation.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
The Frontera Fund was formed by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The two are journalist and co-founders of the “Phoenix New Times’’. Most of their time in their career was spent in fighting for their rights. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://www.facebook.com/jimlarkin53 and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/
They acquired the funds they used to begin the Frontera Fund from the case of Sherriff Joe. It all began when the two journalists published the malicious acts of the sheriff. Everyone thought this was crazy because he was a feared and respected man in the society.
As expected, Sherriff Joe was not pleased with the journalists when the news got to him.
He ordered their arrest at midnight and drove them to a secret location. The civilians, however, demonstrated and demanded their release.
They then took the case to court, where they were judged innocent. They also received a huge settlement of $3.75 million that they used to start off the Frontera Fund.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
The CHIRLA Group is based in London. The organization is on the frontline of fighting for immigrants’ rights. The foundation of CHIRLA was prompted by the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act.
The act prohibited the employment of undocumented citizens. This act would encourage misuse and abuse of labor.
The CHIRLA Group employs the leverage of power strategy. They, therefore, act in ensuring that they educate the public and change their opinion and then use their power to eliminate poor immigration policies and implement new ones.
Through the CHIRLA Group, the lives of many immigrant individuals and their families have tremendously improved.
The Advocates for Human Rights
The Advocates for Human Rights has been advocating for human and civil rights for more than 30 years. The groups operate at all levels, ranging from local to regional levels. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
Over the years, the group has gained many supporters and well-wishers who have significantly contributed to its ability to serve globally.
The Advocates for Human Rights aim to establish a standardized human rights program and ensure its implemented globally.
The group also investigates on the violators of human rights and ensure they are punished.