Now, more than ever, human rights are so important for the people of the United States and the people who want to live in the United States. Both Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin recognize this and are doing everything in their own power to be able to make sure that everyone still has the same rights that they are entitled to under the U.S. Constitution.
They have fought for these rights and they also know that many other people have fought for them throughout the years of the United States. It is unfair that they should be taken away from them at this point. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
With the current president, it is hard to know what is going to happen from one day to the next. In the past, things were predictable and people were able to live their lives knowing that there were no radical decisions being sent through the White House.
Now, though, this is a daily occurrence and something that just keeps getting worse. Not only are the things that are going on getting more and more radical but more people are accepting them than they were in the beginning of the presidency or any of the other times in history.
Even before there was a radical person who was in power, Larkin and Lacey knew that people didn’t have all of the rights that they deserved and human rights were constantly at risk.
They did a lot of things to help fix this but the most influential thing that they did (until recently) was publish information about bodies of the government that were corrupt. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
They wanted people to know about the things that were going on and wanted everyone to be aware of the problems that were really happening within the different sectors of their own local and even national government.
To further prove the point that even local government bodies were corrupt, Larkin and Lacey were arrested for creating a publication about the corruption in the Phoenix sheriff’s office where they lived at. They were just trying to let people know about the office. They had the right to do so thanks to the freedom of the press but the office had them arrested.
It was an illegal arrest and the case went all the way up the Supreme Court. The men, eventually, got what they wanted and the charges were dropped. They were then awarded over three million dollars.
With the three million dollars that they received from the case, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin chose to use the money to make things better. They wanted people to have somewhere they could go during their own court cases and this meant that the Frontera Fund was born.
It was a great way for the men to be able to help other people and it made a huge difference in their lives. Everyone who needs to use the Frontera Fund is able to get both financial resources and other resources from the fund that Larkin and Lacey set up.