Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund is the brainchild of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. It was established from a $3.75 million settlement that Maricopa County gave to them in 2013, after an unlawful arrest on October 18th, 2007.

The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund’s goal is to protect free speech, human rights, the rights of immigrants and the interests of the Hispanic community. However, extra importance is placed upon the Hispanic community and immigrants’ rights.

They strive to achieve their plight by supporting organizations that advocate for these causes. They support a long list of organizations, including Promise Arizona, Justice that Works, Arizona DREAM Action Coalition, Phoenix Immigrant Justice Project, GED2DACA and many others.

Alaska Innocence Project

Alaska Innocence Project’s mission is to identify people who may have been wrongly convicted of crimes, investigate their cases and exonerate them if they have been wrongly convicted.

The Alaska Innocence Project is trying to educate the public and foster a culture where there is concern about people being wrongfully convicted. It is a non-profit organization that was founded on August 21st, 2006. The Alaska Innocence Project is lead by a lawyer named William B. Oberly.

Sioux City Human Rights Commission

Sioux City Human Rights Commission is an organization that is located in Iowa. It investigates allegations of discrimination. It is a branch of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission and it was founded due to the fact that the Iowa Civil Rights Act requires every city with a population of more than 29,000 to form a commission that ensures that civil rights rules are being followed.

Iowa has twelve protected classes: disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, creed, religion, color, race and national origin. Discriminatory events must be categorized into one of these classes. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

Flex Your Rights

Flex Your Rights was founded in 2002 by Steven Silverman. The point of this organization is to educate the public about their rights and about the search and seizure processes that cops do.

Flex Your Rights creates and distributes media in order to educate people about this topic. Some of Silverman’s films Include “BUSTED: The Citizen’s Guide to Surviving Police Encounters,” “10 Rules For Dealing With Police” and “Not Guilty: A Juror’s Guide to Protecting Good People from Bad Laws.”

New York Civil Liberties Union

The New York Civil Liberties Union was founded in November of 1951. It was an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. It defends and promotes the Bill of Rights, and it fights for freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Phoenix New Time

It’s activities include litigation, community organizing, public education and advocacy. They have opposed the school-to-prison pipeline, Kendra’s Law and the NYPD’s policy of keeping a database of people who were stopped and frisked by police. The New York Civil Liberties Union has shown support for the Reproductive Health Act and the rights of domestic workers.

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