The importance of advocacy groups in today’s society cannot be overemphasized. They fight for the rights of the oppressed in the society – those without a voice and whose rights may be infringed upon by people in power who think they are above the law.
Ever since the 18th century, advocacy groups have proven to be very effective in influencing policies and public opinion, and this greatly benefits the groups concerned. Through such groups, the minority can benefit from the power of numbers as this gives them a voice to fight for their rights.
There are several advocacy groups in the US that lead in the fight for human, migrant, and civil rights. These groups have had a great impact in the US and in the world as whole. Read more: Phoenix New Time
Some of the most influential advocacy groups are The Advocated for Human Rights, Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund, International Migrants’ Rights Advocacy, and American Civil Liberties Union among many others.
The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund stands out as it has done quite a remarkable job in the few years it has been in operation.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
Founded by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, this organization has been in the forefront in the fight for freedom of expression and human rights in Phoenix where it is headquartered and in the US as a whole. Its approach is a bit different from most other human rights advocacy groups.
The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund raises money in various ways and uses this money to fund other organizations that are involved in the fight for human rights.
This enables the organizations to fulfill their objectives and operate more effectively. The fund has been of great benefit to the Hispanic community in the US.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are the founders of Phoenix Times and Village Voice Media, which has been in operation since 1970. The journalists have always believed that people in positions of power should be accountable to their people, and sought to bring the truth to the public through their media house.
Their resilience and self-sacrifice made them rub shoulders with people in positions of power several times and the height of it all was in 2007 when they were arrested for revealing the misdeeds of a sheriff.
However, this did not stop them. If anything, they came out stronger than ever. This is where they got the inspiration to start the Lacey and Larkin Foundation, which has been a great success so far.
Minority groups have suffered in the hands of ruthless leaders for a long time. But thanks to organizations such as the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, things have changed and there is hope for them.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and other human and civil rights advocacy groups have truly made a great contribution to society.