The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund – Equal Rights For All
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is an establishment that was inspired by the unfortunate circumstances that led two journalists, Lacey and Larkin, initiating their own Fund aimed at succoring the Hispanic community. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey co-founded Village Voice Media which was as a fallback weekly newspaper turned Media Company in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more:
This media establishment started out during the early 70’s, and Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey encountered quite a number legal confrontations during their time. However, 2007 marks the organizations’ worst legal skirmish yet as they were both falsely accused, arrested, and imprisoned for supposedly breaching the grand jury secrecy law. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin
Jim and Michael were however pronounced innocent by the US circuit of appeals in 2012 due to lack of a feasible explanation for the arrest.
The charges against them were later dropped, and Lacey and Larkin proceeded to sue their prosecutors for infringing their First Amendments rights and abuse of power. The Maricopa County settled this case and Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey received $ 3.75 million settlement money.
Larkin and Lacey put all the settlement money into The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. This is an establishment that subsidizes groups that promote migrant, human, and civil rights in addition to boosting freedom of speech and public action.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund establishment mainly provides college scholarships to suitable Mexican immigrants. The organization recognizes the struggle that comes with trying to attain a certain level of education for young immigrants in Arizona as the law makes it beyond the bounds of possibilities for these immigrants to further their education.
The CLU immigrants’ rights project is one other organization advocating for civil, human, and immigrant rights. The organization also mainly focuses on civil and human rights of the immigrants through engaging in outreach, litigation, and advocacy programs.
Mike and Jim are the head executive members in this foundation and aim at attaining equal justice for immigrants. They manage to do so by opposing any legality of laws that impede immigrants from gaining access to justice in the court of law. The main focus of the group is to secure human right for immigrants.
Contesting for civil, human, and immigrants rights can prove to be rather difficult and requires several non-profit organizations working together. The process also requires a great level financial aid to achieve the objectives. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have contributed significantly to these sort of groups that fight the rights of immigrants.