The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund
Protecting human, civil, and migrant rights is crucial in a well balanced and beneficial society. One of the organizations that fights for these rights is the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund. The fund was created with the $3.75 million settlement received by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin when their first amendment rights were violated by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and they were imprisoned.
They are using the money awarded to them by the United States Court of Appeals in support of organizations advocating for freedom of speech, the rights of migrants, human and civil rights, and civic participation.
The Unitarian Universalist Refugee and Immigrant Services
The Unitarian Universalist Refugee and Immigrant Services is an organization providing desperately needed services including immigration representation and counseling, advocacy and educational programs, and services to resettle refugees.
They reach out to immigrants who have been subjected to domestic violence, persecution, torture, human trafficking, and additional crimes. They fight for the rights of immigrants, provide aid for individuals crossing the border, and offer a UU church in Tucson, Arizona.
The American Civil Liberties Union
The American Civil Liberties Union provides strategic litigation, leadership and legal analysis regarding the civil liberties, civil rights, and constitutional rights of immigrants.
They are immigration advocates located within the immigration bar and community groups who advocate for immigrant rights in public education and work with affiliates in the support of migrant rights.
The Coalicion de Derechos Humanos
The translation of the Coalicion de Derechos Humanos is The Human Rights Coalition. This is a grassroots organization that is promoting the respect of civil and human rights throughout the Southern Border region.
They are fighting against human rights abuse and discrimination perpetrated by local, state, and federal law enforcement officials. They advocate for both residents and non-residents of the United States. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase and Phoenix New Time
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
This group is referred to as MALDEFF and they are the leading civil rights organization in the nation for Latinos. They believe in truth in immigration and promote social change with the use of community education, open and honest communication, and advocacy. They offer litigation regarding political access, the rights of immigrants, employment, and education.
The Border Action Network
The Border Action Network works with the border communities and immigrants located in Southern Arizona. They will protect their rights and fight for their dignity with the use of grassroots community organizations. They believe in leadership development, organizing the community, policy advocacy, and litigation in the protection of migrants.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers
This is an organization that formed within the community consisting of mainly Haitian, Mayan Indian, and Latino immigrants who are working low paying jobs throughout Florida.
They are trying to provide protection and better wages with the building of coalitions to break through the existing ethnic divisions.
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