Lacey and Larkin- advocates for civil, human and migrant rights
Human rights are an important aspect of the human life. Human life is sacred and deserves protection from any acts of disrespect or acts that may degrade the dignity of human life. In the world we live in injustices happen very often. These injustices amount to violations of human or civil rights of people. Human rights and civil rights are the principles that set the stage on human beings to interaction.
Violation of human rights of even a single person is an act that deserves to be condemned. Every human being deserves fairness and equity. No human being is special to be accorded different treatment. If people observe human rights as per the law, then the world would be a better place. Most conflicts that are witnessed today result from violation of the human rights whose guide should be the cornerstone for fairness and equity to the world.
The fight against human rights violations is led by none other than the governments. This is true according to the United Nations charter on human rights. Governments have the power and mandate to ensure that acts of human rights violation are not allowed to happen at whatever cost. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Michael Lacey | Facebook
It is for this reason that many democratic societies go to elections to pick the leadership that they would like to represent them. However, there is one danger in leaving the fight for human rights protection to governments.
Governments all over the world one are the number one suspects of human right violations. Governments tend to use their power to discriminate the same people who rely on them for protection. Now that’s a tragedy. So what does the society do to check that the governments are not allowed to exercise absolute powers that deny human beings their rights?
Human rights groups, civil rights groups, and migrant’s rights groups are the solution to government’s excesses. These organizations are supposed to oversee the operations of the governments to ensure that they do not pass laws that will roll back the gains made through implementation of human rights. Human rights groups all over the world are many, and their aim is the same thing; to see that the rights of people are not violated and that people are not discriminated based on differences such as nationality, color, or citizen status.
A look deeper into the issues of citizenship shows that this is the most notorious areas that human rights violation happen.
People under the pretense of illegal immigration are taking advantage of immigrants by taking them through unfair working conditions, unfair education regulations and denying them some basic rights of a human such as employment, that is supposed to create a means of livelihood.
Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund
In the state of Arizona, there is one organization that has been instrumental in the fight against injustices. Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund was established with the intent of supporting rights groups in Arizona financially.
The fund group was created by journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The group was started with $3.75 million.
This was money awarded to Lacey and Larkin by the courts of appeals. They had appealed against discrimination of their rights by the Sheriff of Maricopa County Joe Arpaio.