America: the Home to Myriad Groups that Advocate for Civil, Human and Migrant Rights
In the recent past, there has been a great rise of groups that fight for human rights. Most of the groups advocate for human, civil, and migrant rights. The United States was founded upon the championship of human rights and has since then stood at the forefront in the advocacy for human rights.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
CHIRLA is a Los Angeles-based organization that mainly focuses on civil, human, labor and immigrant rights. In the beginning, it operated at a communal level but has evolved, and its effect is felt in the entire nation. CHIRLA serves institutions, coalitions, and individuals, and organizes them to build power, transform the public opinion as well as policies with the aim of attaining civil and labor rights.
The institution has also advocated for the legislations and policies that work effectively to the benefit of the migrant community. CHIRLA has partnered with other organizations and networks with a sole aim of championing for migrant rights.
The organization was formed after the 1986 act which prohibited hiring undocumented workers. This immigration reform and control act was perceived as a recipe for abusing and exploiting workers. CHIRLA works towards the realization of the right of participation in democracy and free mobility. The main aim of the institution is to have an all inclusive society, including the immigrants.
The Advocated for Human Rights
The organization is always at the forefront of championing for human rights in the globe. It is an agent of transformation at the local, regional, and international level. The group is supported by partners, volunteers and the staff to implement the universal standards of human rights while appending the rule of law.
The organization has been advocating for human rights for the last three decades and has changed the lives of many vulnerable people including women, children and immigrants.
Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are the co-founders of the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund. The headquarters are located in Phoenix, Arizona. The two are also the co-founders of the Phoenix New Times. Larkin and Lacey decided to fund organizations that champion for human rights in Arizona with the settlement funds they obtained after being arrested by the Maricopa County Sheriff, Arpaio Joe.
The two reporters were arrested at their home and jailed at around midnight. The two were arrested for covering a story about the sheriff. Michael and Jim sued the county and won the case. As a result, they were awarded settlement funds amounting to $3.75 million. The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund aims to support the groups that advocate for human, migrant, and civil rights. In addition, it will also support organizations that champion for civil participation and freedom of speech in Arizona.
The institution is based in San Francisco and operates in the Amazon Basin. Amazon Watch works in partnership with indigenous groups and environmental organizations towards the advancement of local people’s rights. It was formed after the continuous growth of large scales development projects like gas and oil pipeline.
These organizations work day and night to fight for the rights of the most vulnerable population in the United States.
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