Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are media personalities and also architects of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times both as weekly newspapers in 1970. The duo got arrested by a sheriff called Joe Arpaio for having revealed some controversial news concerning the Sheriff.
They were then given settlements fees worth $3.75 million after the attorney in charge of their case freed them of their charges. Tables turned when they sued the sheriff for violating their constitutional rights.
They have therefore put this money into great use whereby they have been giving financial support the foundations that fight for the rights of the expatriates. This human act of these two has led to the formation of The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund located in Arizona, United States of America.
This foundation has helped in upholding human and civil rights all across Arizona especially the Spanish speaking communities in America and Spain who originated from Roman Hispania. Most importantly, they are fueling their efforts towards achieving freedom of speech for these people. Over the years, they have worked for hand in hand with other organizations such as Border Angeles.
Border Angeles is a foundation aiming at educating and creating awareness to evacuees who use the routes along the border in quest of getting to know the history of US-Mexico border policy. This has helped many immigrants to get to the truth about their origin and even enlighten them on how to fight for justice. Another important thing to note is their donations to the children of these immigrants. They provided books, toys and other basic needs like clothing.
Working together with Michael and Jim, they have managed to promote justice within the Americans, and this has led to them being able to express their freedom of speech. By so doing they can now raise the issues affecting their stay in the United States freely to the government and other authorities concerned. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia
Moreover, the Lacy & Larkin Frontera Fund has helped provide financial support to other organizations such as the American Immigration Council and the Kino Border Initiative. These funds have helped to ensure that immigrants from Mexico crossing the American border are treated with humanity and respect. Such efforts have ensured safety and better handling of these precious people.
They have also helped reduce the number of people who get charged mistakenly. The authorities have also learned to provide fair justice to the people, therefore, promoting peace within the communities and between the authorities and the people.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin together with their funding organization have ensured that the expatriates also get a settlement in safe places within Arizona. Instead of refugee camps, they have been welcomed to live in better houses which have been constructed by the help of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.
Therefore, it has helped reduce racial issues among the different ethnic groups in the United States of America. With all these societal and social issues under control, we can bet for sure that Arizona will be one of the most democratic places in the United States.
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