In every mature democracy, there has to be a group or organization that fights for the rights of others in society. These groups work tirelessly to ensure that for all those achievements and the progress made in that area are protected against those that may not see the value or benefit of the same.In America, it is no different and in this front, the country has some of the strongest and best-funded organizations beaming with teams of legal experts as well as volunteers who help in running the affairs of the organization.
The following groups are some of the most vocal and have been in positions to even influence policy on civil, human and migrant rights.
Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
This group was established over 50 years ago it has had operations in various areas covering various administrations having started with that of President Kennedy.
This group was founded under the Law and was dedicated to dealing and addressing various racial discrimination issues that were affecting especially the African American community. The organization promoted fairness for all by ensuring that the rule of law was followed and administered fairly when it came to the racial and ethnic minorities and eliminated any inequities targeted towards them.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights
This is an organization that is based in California it was started to fight for the rights of immigrant families and any other individuals.
The group has always stated its commitment and core value as that of creating a society that is able to accommodate all individuals irrespective where they come from or how they look like. This is one of the most recognized groups that is very consistent in the recruitment of undocumented workers historically especially immediately following the 1986 implementation of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
This is a fund that was started by a duo of journalists by the names Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are know more prominently for being the founders of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media.
When they took on the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio they lives were almost literally turned upside down when they were dragged out of their houses in the middle of the night before being prosecuted based on false allegations that were later thrown out in court.The two would later sue the county and the sheriff’s department this led to a settlement of three and a half million dollars that they used as the initial funding for the Frontera fund.
The fund has worked extensively with the Hispanic community that had been facing a lot of discrimination and their rights have been continuously violated especially in Arizona.
The Frontera Fund also greatly supports other groups that fight for human and migrant rights these groups include the Arizona Justice project whose core mission is to fight for those who are wrongfully imprisoned by the Arizona justice department and who otherwise would have never found a voice that stands up for them.
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