There are a large number of organizations in the world that advocate for the rights of humans, including migrants, as well as civil rights. Among the most well-known are Amnesty International USA, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. There are also a huge number of smaller nonprofit organizations doing their part to make sure people are able to live their lives free of oppression. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/
The organization that is one of the largest and oldest is the ACLU. They have chapters in every state in the United States which seeks to defend the civil rights of those who live there.
This organization was established almost 100 years ago and has become well-known for working in courts as well as legislatures and communities to preserve the individual rights that the Constitution of the United States gives to every citizen as well as all of the rights that have been passed as laws over the years. The ACLU has over 2 million supporters and has received a lot of support since the election of Donald Trump as President in particular. Read more: Phoenix New Time
Sometimes the ACLU is wrongly criticized for defending some groups of people that most people think are indefensible. This can include members of the Ku Klux Klan and other fringe groups. The ACLU defends these types of people and organizations not because they agree with them but because they have the right to free assembly and free expression.
If the government can prevent these types of groups from exercising their rights there would be nothing stopping the government from using those same powers on everyone else.
The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund is a nonprofit in Arizona which is involved in defending civil, migrant, and human rights. It was started by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey in the aftermath of their legal victory over Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. They won a $3.75 million judgment which they use to fund other nonprofits that defend people’s rights.
The case started on October 18, 2007, when both Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were awoken in the middle of the night by sheriff’s deputies, arrested, and brought to prison.
This was done because they wanted to know how these two reporters had gotten hold of grand jury proceedings in a case that involved Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The sheriff’s even sought to find out the identity of every person that read their article on the online New Times website. Lacey and Larkin sued the county and ultimately won the case in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Over the years the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund has provided money to a great number of Arizona nonprofits who defend people’s rights. This includes migrant causes, such as the American Immigration Council and the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition.
Lacey and Larkin also support general human rights causes such as Justice that Works and the ACLU of Arizona. Additionally, the have supported organizations that defend the rights of gay and transgender people such as Trans Queer Pueblo.