Despite being the land of the free, America has been the scene of civil rights atrocities and unfair policies that go against people of certain identities. Fortunately, Americans have stepped up to the plate to solve these problems by forming organizations. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Larcey | Crunchbase
The functions of these organizations include social action, funding, litigation, educational resources and educational programs. Some of foci of these organizations range from specific issues, to the various issues facing a specific group of people, to a wide range of groups with an emphasis on a specific group or issues, to just a general interest in a wide array of issues and groups.
The Anti-Defamation League is a pro-Jewish, Pro-Israel group founded in 1913. They also put importance upon other causes such as LGBTQ rights, rights of minorities and the right of religious freedom. They educate people through a selection of resources and educational programs. They also heavily get involved with the legal system of the United States in order to push legislation pertaining to civil rights.
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund exists to advocate for the rights of Asian immigrants, as well as those who have Asian ancestry. They go through many avenues to advance the plight of Asians.
For example, they hold multi-lingual programs where Asian immigrants are made aware of their legal rights. The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund also legally advocates in court for people of Asian ancestry and Asian immigrants. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund exists to provide support for general civil rights, with extra attention put on immigrants and people of Hispanic origin. The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund is headquartered in Jim and Lacey’s home state of Arizona. The Frontera Fund was created in 2013 to assist other civil rights organizations in the struggle for civil rights and community stability. One organization that they support gives food and shelter to immigrants who have crossed the desert from Mexico into the United States.
Another organization that it supports has something to do with advocating for people who claim to have been wrongly convicted and imprisoned. The Lacey and & Larkin Frontera Fund is also associated with local chapters of national organizations, such as the ACLU.
The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund was born out of a conflict that happened between the Maricopa County authorities and Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. Larkin and Lacey published stories about the corruption of Sheriff Arpaio and Maricopa County.
As a result, they were unreasonably jailed. After they were freed from jail, they went on a long legal journey, from 2007 to 2013, that resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement. They used the settlement money to start the Lacey & Larkin Frotnera Fund.