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The most notable civil, human and migrant rights groups

Introduction

There are several groups that are involved in advocating, fighting for and promoting the respect and preservation of civil, human and migrant rights all around the world. The following groups caught our eye for the wonderful work they are doing in this space.

The American Civil Liberties Union

For close to a century now, the American Civil Liberties Union has been one of the United States’ protectors of freedom.

They work with various institutions including courts, legislatures, and communities in a deliberate and conscious effort of defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in the country.

Some of the current issues they have been heavily involved in include fighting for full equality for LGBT people, instituting new privacy protections for the digital era and preserving the right to vote for all Americans. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

The ACLU boasts of a membership of over 2 million people spread across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington D. C. fighting to safeguard everyone’s rights.

The Advocates for Human Rights

The Advocates for Human Rights is a worldwide human rights movement that strives to create and maintain lasting holistic change both locally and internationally by implementing international human rights standards that promote the reinforcement of the rule of law. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: http://james-larkin.com/about/

Founded in 1983, the Advocates for Human rights is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that has been heavily involved in changing the lives of refugees and immigrants, women and children, ethnic and religious minorities among other marginalized communities by investigating and exposing human rights violations, representing victims in courts and training other human rights groups engage the public and policymakers push for legal and policy reform.

Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin to help groups that promote and defend human and migrant rights, freedom of speech and civic participation throughout the state of Arizona.

The fund was set up using proceeds from a settlement of a lawsuit they filed against the County of Arizona for blatant abuse of their human rights and freedom of speech.

Having spent most of their adult lives defending and asserting the First Amendment Rights, Lacey and Larkin’s sued the County ultimately prevailing in the United States Court of Appeals.

The court awarded the two a $3.75 million settlement. The monies helped set up The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

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