Civil, Human, and Migrant Rights Groups

Civil rights fight for citizen rights including: freedom of speech, press, and assembly; the right to vote; freedom from involuntary servitude; and the right to equality in public places. Human rights dedicate their efforts to protecting all human rights and ending all human rights abuses around the world, while migrant rights helps to protect immigrants and migrant workers.

Civil, human, and migrant rights groups were developed to help fight and advocate for the justice of all human beings. Especially minorities, small groups, and those unable to fight for themselves. Read more: Jim Larkin | Huffington Post

One of the biggest founding organizations for civil, human, and migrant rights is the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund. The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund supports groups that advocate for civil, human, and migrant rights. They also support freedom of speech and civic participation throughout Arizona which includes the “la linea fronteriza” along the Mexican border.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin co-founded the Larking and Lacey Frontera Fund following their arrest by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Both were journalists who focused on defending the First Amendment. They were put in jail after proving that grand jury proceedings sought reporters’ notes on articles covering the Sherrif. Larkin and Lacey sued the county and won a settlement of $3.75 million, which was dedicated to fund migrant rights organizations throughout Arizona.

Another advocate group for civil, human, and migrant rights is The American Civil Liberties Union. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, works specifically to defend all individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. This advocate group helps provide legal help when civil rights are being harmed.

ACLU is made of two nonprofit organizations: the American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)(4) social welfare group, and the ACLU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity. It has 1,000,000 members with an annual budget of over $100 million. ACLU takes the stance on supporting birth control, abortion, free speech, gun rights, and human rights while standing against death penalty, child pornography, and HIV/AIDS discrimination. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jim-larkin-2#/entity and http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, CHIRLA, is another advocate group focusing on achieving human, civil, and labor rights for immigrants. The creation of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles was funded by the Ford Foundation. This was developed in hopes to help educate immigrants about the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, also known as NAACP, works to promote the civil rights of people of color and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

This is a civil rights organization that was formed in 1909 as a bi-racial organization to advance justice for African Americans. It was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington and Moorfield Storey. This is administered by a 64-member board and led by a chairperson.

The National Women’s Law Center has worked to enact policies and laws on behalf of women and families. This is a non-profit organization founded by Marcia Greenberger in 1972 when female administrative staff and law students at the Center for Law and Social Policy demanded that their pay be improved.

Michael and Jim also demanded that the center hire female lawyers, that they no longer be expected to serve coffee, and that the center create a women’s program.