Jim and Michael are civil rights activists from America. They are well-known for their involvement with the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. This is a civil rights organization that is based in Arizona.
The organization fights for the freedom of speech of immigrants. Other than civil rights, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are also entrepreneurs. They are the businessmen behind Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times.
The two gentlemen recently received a settlement of $3.75 million from former Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arpaio. They had sued the former sheriff for arresting them 10 years ago without an arrest warrant.
The case was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the ninth circuit. The presiding judge was able to determine that Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were denied the rights provided by the First Amendment. The announced that the settlement money would be used to finance the activities of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.
Amnesty International is another organization that prides itself on protecting human rights. The organization has been in existence since 28th May 1961.
Due to its exemplary work, the organization has been recognized with a number of awards such as the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and the Nobel Peace Prize. Amnesty International uses a strategy that mobilizes the public opinion of citizens.
Amnesty international has successfully carried these campaigns in countries like Venezuela, Belgium, Spain, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia. The organization has a pool of paid professionals. However, Amnesty International also accepts voluntary members.
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