Even though we live in the future where people are seemingly more civil, this doesn’t eliminate the need for advocacy groups who push their agenda of justice throughout the world as a shining beacon of hope for the struggling masses. These organizations represent the people who sometimes need a little encouragement towards creating true change. Now, there is change and then there is true change.
True change has longevity, which is difficult to achieve with the ever-fluctuating governmental changes and amendments. However, the basic tenants of the constitution of the United States resonates in the heart of each person. One very effective group is the American Civil Rights Institute which tackles the difficult racial issues troubling many citizens. They educate people who may not be aware of the immense ramifications of racial and gender inequality.
They focus primarily on education and policy research through the support of various constitutional amendments for the betterment of society as a whole. Through their funding, they are capable and successful in creating change in government. They advocate for example, the rights of marriage between same-sex couples, pushing the rights of the constitution and the power thereof towards effective reform.
Another generous and prominent advocacy for human, civil and migrant rights is the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the Co-founders of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. They have extensive history in perceiving the power of words, and the people who distort them towards their own benefit. Whether it be prestige or simply money, there is subtle crime being implemented in government whether they like to admit it or not.
Their story really says it all. Upon releasing information in their media that they were being targeted by police to obtain their articles and personal documentation, they were later arrested. This took place in a sketchy way, in the middle of the night, almost as if they didn’t want anyone knowing. Read more: Phoenix New Time and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
They were taken to separate locations and interrogated based on what they released. When they were freed, they sued and managed to get a three million dollar settlement fee which was then used to found the Frontera Fund. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
Although it was quiet a misfortune for them to go through, it would not have been possible to create advocacy towards this cause of stopping police from abusing the constitution without it. It is a bitter-sweet situation as they have successfully made their voice heard in the political side of things, while continuing to support related groups through generous donations. They realize the importance of getting the word out, and were taught a valuable lesson that no one is immune to mistreatment.
Nobody is perfect, therefore having a voice to point this out is crucial in government reformation. They continue today to fund projects towards liberty and freedom of every individual, carrying the experience first-hand under their belts as a testimony to the need of such powerful advocacy organizations. Money is quiet powerful in that it makes people listen!
Front Page Confidential
Everyone knows about the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund—a helpful organization founded by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. However, not as many people might know about Lacey and Larkin’s newest project: Front Page Confidential.
Front Page Confidential is a publication that goes by the address frontpageconfidential.com. It provides a bird’s eye view of issues relating to what is important in the eyes of Larkin and Lacey—racism, Sheriff Arpaio, freedom of speech and Donald Trump.
The website is actually very small and has a relatively small amount of articles that are stored by month and always available to look at. The first article that was ever published on the website is from last August, and it discusses the the fact that attempts were made to wrongfully charge them for pimping—just because they owned a website that other people were using for prostitution.
It is not a surprise that, throughout the years, government officials have tried to screw with the two men and get them into serious legal trouble. The reason why it is not surprising is because, as writers, Lacey and Larkin have always done their best to bring injustices to light. Whenever some people try to speak the truth in America, there are always others around who want to find ways to get those people into serious legal trouble. However, these experiences have not stopped Lacey and Larkin because they are lean, mean, writing-about-social-ills machines.
Unlike your usual mainstream news website, articles are actually archived on frontpageconfidential.com. This means that if you take a liking to an article, you will not lose it forever by the time the day is done.