Humanity is losing its ignorance, or so it seems, is what many would say when they look at the condition of the world today. Atrocities and brutalities of various unspeakable kinds are being carried out by a human on human, and the barbarism continues unhindered in many different parts of the world, especially in the Middle Eastern countries.
Even in the most developed societies, human rights violations are happening in various forms such as racial disparity and bias in justice imparted by the state courts. many different organizations are working across the globe to raise voice against these human rights abuses. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikepida and About Lacey and Larkin- Frontera Fund
These organizations work day and night to highlight the issues that need to be addressed to a wider audience to raise awareness in the society. Millions of people have been in killed in the recent turn of events in the Middle East, and millions have lost their homes and are displaced.
Without the support of the active volunteering organizations, the numbers could have gone up far more quickly. Thanks to the selfless work done by many human rights groups, people are getting help, support, and essential supplies even in such difficult times.
In America, many organizations are working to support humanitarian crisis and bring positive changes in the society for a better tomorrow. Some of the organizations that are often spotted at the front foot of the humanitarian crisis helping people and standing by them are American Civil Liberties Union, Border Angels, EarthJustice, Center for Reproductive Rights, Lambda Legal, Anti-Defamation League, and more.
In the United States, many common unresolved issues need to be addressed in the society, such as racial disparity, migrant rights, issues faced by refugees and immigrants, and much more. The organizations ensure that the support is provided to the people who are in need, starting from offering them necessary supplies to legal guidance, and from healthcare services to education support.
Two of the champions of migrants’ rights in the United States are Michael Lucy and Jim Larkin. They were recently charged and arrested wrongly by the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The arrest took place on October 18, 2007.
Since then, Jim Larkin and Michael Lucy, who are popularly known for being the co-founders of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media, embarked on a long and challenging legal battle with the state. They finally won the case against the County and were given a hefty settlement amount of $3.75 million.
Both these human right activists have spent significant years of their career in championing the rights offered the U.S. Citizens as per the First Amendment. They won the case in the U.S. Court of Appeals.
One of the reasons why they were given a huge settlement amount is because of the harassment they were made to go through by arresting them without grounds in the middle of the night from their homes. The settlement amount they have received is dedicated to defending the migrant rights and is named Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.
Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/