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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