No more bystanding!

No matter how we look or what background we come from, we all deserve fair rights.

And for that reason, there are many groups and organizations out there that need your help and support. If you are not a bystander and deeply care about making the world a better place, then please consider taking action.

Let’s take CHIRLA as an example. This is the biggest group in California which strives to help immigrant families. They are aiming to help achieve a society that will view immigrants as equal people. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Micheal Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/5-smart-ways-people-and-places-are-resisting-trumps-immigration-policies/

The Advocates for Human Rights is another strong example of people fighting for human rights for over 30 years. They offer free legal services for people with critically low income as well as helping out those who have been detained by US immigration authorities.

The National Association for the advancement of coloured people (NAACP) is probably the oldest and more influential US organizations for the Civil Rights Movement. The most important goal that this organisation strived to achieve from the very start of its existence in 1909 has been to make white people aware of the much-needed racial equality.

Publicizing the issue as well as speech making and lobbying we’re all methods that were used from the beginning. Today the NAACP has 425.000 members and is still growing.

And then there is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two individuals who were jailed on October 18th, 2007 after the evidence that they were gathering against Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Michael and Jim put out the 3.85 million dollar settlement money towards the funding of Migrant rights organizations throughout Arizona.

Both of these people have been tough fighters for free expression and the First Amendment, which are majorly important and honourable things to fight for. James Larkin and Michael Lacey went on to amass an alternative-newspaper empire with almost 2 million readers and over 15 media properties in cities like Dallas, Los Angeles, Houston, New York, San Francisco.

In the “farewell letter” addressed to colleagues in 2012, after the papers were sold off in order to focus on the Backpage venture, Michael and Jim said that for the last 20 years he and Jim had been fighting to ensure that the publications stood out to the government and would be in agreement with the open government and freedom of press.

Michael and Jim continue to fund and support other organizations such as Aliento, American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona (ACLU of Arizona), American Immigration Council, Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, Arizona Justice Project and many others.