Fighting for the human, civil and immigrants’ rights is the primary aim of most non-governmental organizations to ensure that justice is accorded to all the people. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have contributed largely in supporting these organizations financially. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project
The organization is a non-profit group that provides legal service to the people who were detained in Arizona by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).The group aims at enlightening detainees about their rights on immigration law. Treating the detainees fairly and humanely during the judicial process is one of the agendas of the organization.
Most of the detainees fail to be represented during the judicial process due to poverty. The Florence Project aims at bringing equality by collaborating with the communities, partners and through direct involvement. The detainees have obtained justice since the Florence Project has represented them during court proceedings.
Justice That Works
The organization strives at improving the standards of living of the communities by ensuring that criminal justice is employed. Eradication of white supremacy is done by the group to make sure that no one faces racial discrimination. The objective is achieved through the promotion of social justice. Read more: Phoenix New Time
Changing ideology of the police is one of the methods aimed at reducing incarceration.Curbing incarceration will also improve safety in the community. The organization strives at helping the individual to avoid jail by bringing sentencing reforms.
The organization also accommodates the persons who have been released from jail or detention. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have funded Justice that Works to implement their objectives.
No More Deaths-No Más Muertes
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have lent financial support to No More Deaths-No Más Muertes to ensure that the deaths of the immigrants are stopped in Southern Arizona. The organization was formed in in 2004 to enhance humanitarian issues based on faith principles.The group uses the people working in the community to uphold human rights in the society.
The Consciousness of the people about the need to promote human rights is being enhanced among the people. Policies that aids in stopping deaths are being enacted by the organizations to achieve its objective.
Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund
The initiative was started by Michael and Jim to fund groups that champion for the human, civil and immigrants’ rights. The two journalists are the co-founders of the Phoenix New Times.
They had been arrested by Sheriff Joe Arpaio after revealing the grand jury proceedings. The case was, however, won by the journalist and they were awarded a compensation of $3.75 million. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin decided to use the funds to support the organizations that champion for human rights.Many non-governmental organizations have used the funds to eradicate human injustices. Some of the funds have been employed in enacting policies that bring criminal justice in judicial systems.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have been in the forefront in ensuring that the human beings live comfortable life free from any injustice. The funds that they provide through the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund have assisted the organizations that fight for human, civil and immigrants’ rights.