James Larkin of Ireland

The early times were those faced with various challenges and certain issues in the society. For instance, people whose background was not that pleasant were deemed to be failures. The rich were then thought to be successful. But cannot always be the nature of life. James Larkin is the first man in his time to change people’s perspective. Learn more about James Larkin: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/books/the-definitive-biography-of-big-jim-larkin-372254.html

Workers initially worshipped their employers, in that they respected them too much to the extent of ignoring their rights due to fear of being fired. They were, in other terms, at the mercies of their employers. This, therefore, would scrub off any hopes of uniting them for a common cause.

James Larkin lost his father. He replaced him at the workplace but was fired soon after he joined the firm. The other workers did not mind such happenings because they feared for their own jobs. Read more: Jim Larkin | Biography and Jim Larkin | Wikipedia

This did not impress Jim, however. He was aware that he was inexperienced. But training him would have been a good start and much better than releasing him without giving him a chance to prove that he could do it.

This was the beginning of James Larkin’s socialism, although he did not realize it then. He went on looking for a job until he met Elizabeth Brown. Indeed, love is a beautiful thing and so is it the beginning of good things. James Larkin was soon adopted into a union that was well spoken of in England.

He was even given his first duty of organizing workers and employees against the immigration that was in the rising. The Chinese were fast-filling posts that could be given to workers of England due to the high unemployment levels in the county. James then soon left NUDL.

His eyes had then been opened, and his mentality broadened. Larkin knew what his life needed, and he would stop at nothing until he had achieved it. James Larkin’s friend lay to rest when he died in Ireland.

This happened in the Easter Rising and was a great blow to Jim Larkin considering how close he and James Connolly were. The organization he formed afterward was to be in memory of the gone friend. James Larkin then soon was also gone to the world, for eternity.

Advocacy Group’s Bring Unyielding Support and Involvement for Migrant Worker Rights

The United States has an estimated 40 million immigrant population and three million within the population are migrant workers; mostly in agriculture.

The American economy depends on migrant workers. So, what type of support can migrant workers depend on and feel assured that they’re being treated as if their existence is needed with human decency and afforded rights?

Advocacy groups are an important and vital resource for those who are migrant workers. Often times, they are unaware of their rights before it’s too late. Migrant workers are also among the most-vulnerable for unfair treatment within the immigrant community since many of them are undocumented.

For two decades, the National Network for Immigration and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) has been the most pervasive advocacy group that migrant workers and immigrants depend on. Through its original global initiative with Migrants Rights International (MRI), the group has strengthened and empowered the voice of migrant workers throughout the international community. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821 and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/

The NNIRR’s active role in the protection of rights is a prime example of an organization that acts on the behalf of a society without political or social preconception.

As an equal opportunity advocacy group, the NNIRR also participates in an international alliance that primarily focuses on bringing awareness to women rights within the migrant worker community. The Women in Migration Network (WMN) elevates the attention on gender analyses that produces quantifiable information to support the need for exclusive understanding that relate to migrant workers who are women.

The pressing need to have resources available for all issues relating to migrant rights has required groups such as the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund to be more determined than ever to have current information.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is one of the primary advocacy groups that provide ongoing resources in Arizona for migrant workers.

Founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin; both local Arizona journalists, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund connects with prominent organizations locally and nationally in order to compile information and facilitate resources to the immigrant and migrant worker community, and the public at-large.

The information that is available provides the community not only the resources needed to protect their rights but also assurances that advocacy groups are actively working on their behalf. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

Throughout history with civil and human rights issues, often times, there are voices of the unknown carrying the weight forward through support. Advocacy groups act as an unrelenting force for migrant workers throughout the country.

Groups that Fight for Civil and Human Rights – How the Frontera Fund Changes their Future

The world has had many movements and groups throughout their history who fought or are still fighting for civil and human rights and for equality in some way or another.

Many of those groups came with a specific event, like the groups that fought for civil rights from the Canada’s “Quiet Revolution,” which came to life because of the election of a politician that was considered by the majority of the communities and citizens as very corrupt.

Other movements, on the other hand, rose because of a necessity to fight for civil and human rights in times where there is an abundance of abuse, legal oppression, and disrespect for what is considered a right of every human and every citizen in that given nation.

That story repeats itself in the United States, which is stage to many movements and organizations who were born and killed throughout the ages, but all of them fought for one thing in common: Human rights.
The Black Power Movement, for example, existed because of a necessity to promote equality between races, especially because of a strong racism that culminated in the nineties, and because of the memorable speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. and his promotion of equality and the vision of success in a nation without prejudice.

There are dozens of groups in the United States fighting for the rights that are entitled to every citizen, and even today they are very necessary when civil and human rights are not respected by authorities and aggressive citizens.

The Citizens’ Commission on Civil Rights, for example, is a relatively famous movement, and is committed to the revitalization of civil rights. They have achieved a presence in the who territory of the U.S. during their time advocating for civil and human rights, and they have all kinds of personalities joined to fight for justice.

Another example is the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, created in 1992, which is similar to the famous Irish labor Union formed by Jim Larkin in the 19th century, and is the only organization that unites Asian, Pacific and American citizens who are fighting for equality and peace. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://james-larkin.com/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/

There are hundreds of other groups around the world that have the primary purpose of their creation the fight for equality and to respect the rights of every citizen, despite their gender, race or birth-country and beliefs. Groups like these are likely to become more common with the rise of the new President of the U.S., Donald Trump, and the recent threats of North Korea are also a big call for movements that incentivize peace.

All of these movements can count on the funding support of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the two entrepreneurs who co-created and lead the Frontera Fund, an institution that uses a settlement money of more than three million dollars to support the activities and movements of these groups and assists communities that need to be heard and need professional aid.

The Frontera Fund was created after the duo was arrested without reason, and their civil rights were disrespected and ignored. Now, Michael and Jim are two of the most critical forces in making sure the rights of every citizen are equally fulfilled.

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American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee is an organization that protects the civil rights of people of Arab descent, promotes the culture of people of Arab descent and promotes mutual understanding between every group in society. Read more: Phoenix New Time and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

The ADC tries to combat bad portrayals and stereotypes of Arab Americans, and educate the public about Arab culture. It was founded in 1980 by James Abourezk, a former US senator. ADC focuses on voting rights, immigration, education discrimination, hate crimes, surveillance and profiling and countering violent extremism.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

MALDEF is an organization that uses communications, advocacy litigation and community education to promote social change. They work to improve various areas such as education, political access, immigrant rights and employment. MALDEF was founded in 1968, and is headed by a 30-person National Board of Directors.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

AAJC is a non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of Asian Americans. It was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1991. It fights for the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, public policy advocacy and education. On their website, they provide a reference for programs that are of interest to Asian American people.

They also directly give information on their website about voting rights and citizenship rules. There is a number provided for a voter hotline, and there is a part of the website where you can report a hateful event that has happened to you.

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund was founded by the founders the Phoenix New Times—Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The point of this fund is to lend out support to companies and grassroots organizations that fight for people’s civil rights; with a focus on Hispanic people and people who have just immigrated here.

Michael and Jim are located in Arizona, which is ground zero when it comes to the presence of immigrants and of Hispanic people. There has been a lot of offensive racial profiling that has gone on in the area.

National Organization For Women

NOW is an organization that is all about the rights of women. It is all for women’s health issues such as reproductive rights and abortion rights. It is also against racism, violence against women and hatred against LGBTQIA people. There are chapters all over the United States of America, and it’s members serve as volunteers and activists.

This is the type of organization where you would see it’s members at protests. You can get involved in this organization by becoming a member, starting a chapter and/or participating in lobbying, civic engagement and communications about key issues.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights consists of more than 200 national organizations that fight for civil rights in America. It is a 501(c)4 organization. From the time of it’s founding in 1950, it has engaged in advocacy and national lobbying efforts. The goal of the Leadership Conference is to work for a more just society.

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