Two brilliant journalists came together and formed an entity that would support the rights of migrants in Arizona. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin formed The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund organization which set to benefit the Hispanic community that had been a victim of not only civil rights but also racism at large. This fund organization is dedicated to helping different advocate groups that fight for various human rights. Initially, these two journalists used to defend and assert their First Amendment rights.
These two are also the co-founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times. The website of the organization has the details of the multiple advocate groups that are assisted by this outstanding entity and the work that they do. On the website, there are regular updates of news concerning various movements in Arizona and their proceedings from day to day.
Human rights and civic are two factors that help the human race to co-exist in harmony and peace. The rights should thus be accessible to anyone regardless of the race, country or residence. Through the leadership of Mr. Lacey and Mr. Larkin, the organization has played a great role in ensuring this over the years. According to these leaders, the people residing in Arizona deserves every service that is offered by their esteemed organization.
Many advocate groups owe it to them for enabling them to do what their groups were made to do. The organization is also known to back up people to exercise their freedom of speech and citizen participation in the society without the fear of discrimination.
The two journalist recently formed a Borderlands Matters Chair at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU which was aimed towards supporting the coverage of Hispanic issues along the border. The revenue of the entire organization is estimated to be $4.9 Million. They have grown over the years and currently have 32 employees in their organization.
The main competitors of the organization are Dream Ideation, Dream Hacking, and Dream One World. Mike Lacey who is also the editor of Village Voice Media and its Jim Larkin who is the chairman of the organization was recently awarded.
They were honored by various groups and organization like ACLU Foundation of Arizona, and Civic Libertarian of the Year Award. The previous president of ACLU Foundation Mr. John Hay recognized these two congratulating them of their staunch stand despite their illegal arrest. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase
Their illegal arrest leads to their compensation of $3.7 million by the state. The fund served as the start for the Frontera Fund. Their arrest dedicated them towards creating awareness for people that get harassed for telling the truth through writing. Their enchanting work extends to the Mexican border too to ensure that there is equity to all immigrants needing their help.
The organization is one of a kind as it has given very many people a voice ever since its establishment. The money may have been a lot to be offered for any previous intimidation cases, but still, it is to be known that no one can place a price on a person’s sense of safety and security in the current world.
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