Many organizations around the world dedicate their efforts and advocate for the protection of human, civil and immigrant rights. They participate in legislative actions regarding laws that support and protect the rights of humans. They organize protests and movements that bring attention to the importance of their cause. Sometimes they provide funds for other organizations or associations that are proponents and that seek to protect and advocate the civil liberties of humans.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a charitable organization that was created by co-founders of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media, Michael Lacy and Jim Larkin in order to protect migrant rights. In the middle of the night on October 18, 2007, armed deputies from Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “Selective Enforcement Unit” took Lacey and Larkin from their home and jailed them.
The journalists had revealed the corruption of the sheriff’s department in regards to grand jury proceedings that wanted the journalist’s notes and records on articles that covered the sheriff. Additionally, they ordered them, by subpoena to give the names of residents who had read the online articles relating to Arpaio.
Subsequently, Lacey and Larkin sued the county and ultimately prevailed winning a $3.75 million settlement. They took their settlement and launched the Lacey and Frontera Fund that promotes human rights, immigrant rights, freedom of speech and encourages civil participation. With this fund, they are able to financially support other organizations or proponents that advocate for similar causes.
The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights is an organization that has served as one of the main organizers and advocates for the significance of world justice, human rights, and the empowerment of world immigrants.
For over 20 years, the National Network has organized delegations of the U.S. immigrant and refugee representatives to take part in important global events such as the UN Conference Against Racism and Xenophobia in South Africa. They’ve also helped to lead protests at the World Trade Organization ministerial meetings. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin
Founded in 1950, The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) is an association consisting of over 200 national organizations that advocate and protect civil and human rights of United States citizens. The LCCR has organized national legislative advocacy on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957. Through advocacy and outreach to specific electorates, the Leadership Conference moves toward an equal society.
The National Immigration Project has steadily advocated for fair treatment and justice in regards to immigration law along with the criminal system and social policies. They offer support by providing technical assistance and support to legal representatives, immigrant communities, community-based organizations, and all who advocate for the civil rights of humans. They advocate for actions and movements that resolve critical issues relating to immigrant rights.
The Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) was founded in 1980 and is an organization that is devoted to structuring a social movement that supports civil rights and that is led by people of color. It promotes racial, social and economic justice for people of color.
They help support and strengthen the infrastructure and capability of low-wage workers while empowering communities of color to participate in voting on policies that affect and influence their lives. The CTWO provides training and resource centers that maintain effective actions and organization in communities for equal human rights.