There are many groups that advocate for civil, human and migrant rights and is a critical issue around the globe. A few of the most well-known are as follows:
- The Advocates for Human Rights
For thirty years, this independent, non-profit, non-partisan group is known for offering free legal services and supporting the rights of women, children and immigrants on the local, regional and global levels. Their focus is education on human rights issues to fight human rights abuse.
- Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
This committee was formed when John F. Kennedy was president and has been in operation for fifty years. The main priority is to make sure ethnic minorities are treated fairly under the rule of law. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821
- The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
This is a California based group that stands for the rights of individuals and immigrant families by making sure they are free to move to different areas and have full democratic rights. They are known to have been instrument in recruiting undocumented workers after the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
- ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project
This group is committed to protecting civil and human rights of immigrants.
It does this by using one of the biggest litigation programs throughout the country, involving the Supreme Court and local courts. Lacey and Larkin want equality for all and the right to a judicial process, even for those immigrants who have illegally come in to the United States.
- Amazon Watch
This non-profit organization is based in San Francisco, California and was founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and rights of people in the Amazon basin. It works with environmental organizations for the protection and preservation of the Amazon’s ecological systems.
- Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are co-founders of The Phoenix New Times and Village Voice-Media. The two met from two completely different backgrounds and were brought together following a local media’s anti-war protests coverage and became journalists together.
They were involved in an arrest on October 18, 2007 in the middle of the night, by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, after being involved in a grand jury proceeding, where they exposed reporters’ notes on a story covering the sheriff. These charges turned out to be false, so later they sued the government and won the lawsuit, where they were awarded a $3.75 million settlement.
From this lawsuit, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin dedicated the lawsuit money to the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, an organization that stands up for migrants’ rights in Arizona to aide Hispanics that have had their civil and human rights violated. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn
This fund also helps support many other groups that promote civil, human and migrant rights all throughout Arizona and along the Mexican border, as well as protection of freedom of speech for these groups.
These are just a few groups that help for the advocacy of civil, human and migrant rights and the roles they play in America and around the world.