Civil Rights Organizations You Should Know About

The Anti Defamation League is one of the most well known civil rights groups in the United States.

They were created to fight against anti-semitism and bigotry against Jewish people, but they certainly do not limit themselves to fighting antisemitism; they fight hate and bigotry, regardless of who it is directed at. They focus on human relations and education to reduce hate in the world.

They have twenty nine offices in the United States. They were founded in 1913. The Anti-Defamation League is headed by Jonathan Greenblatt, who succeeded Abraham Foxman.

The Anti Defamation League was created by B’nai Brith. They have opposed various bigoted groups, such as the KKK and the Nazi movement. They also defend Israel against unjust charges.

The Anti Defamation League is often known simply as the ADL. They track hate groups and hate crimes across the United States. They fight for religious freedom. As part of that fight, they focus on making sure that there is adequate separation of church and state.

They track extremists and release reports on their actions on a regular basis. The ADL also focuses some of their efforts on the Holocaust and awareness about it. They make sure that there is sufficient education about the Holocaust and what went on during the Holocaust, and they fight people who deny the Holocaust. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

The ADL has worked with various other civil rights groups to support freedom for all. For example, they have worked with activists from the African American community to support equal rights for African Americans. They created an interfaith camp for people of all faiths to come together.

The ADL is the leading organization in the world in the fight against antisemitism. They also fight for inclusiveness for everyone. They combat hate, and they protect Jewish communities. They also have a legal arm that they use to help out people who suffered from discrimination and hate.

Another organization you should know about is the Frontera Fund, headed by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. They are two journalists who co-founded Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times. They were wrongly arrested by Sheriff Joe Arpaio for criticizing him and for reporting on an illegal subpoena.

They filed a lawsuit and won three and a half million dollars. They used the money to start the Frontera Fund, a civil rights organization that fights hate and crime and supports immigrants.

Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin:

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin and http://james-larkin.com/press/

 

Lacey and Larkin: First Amendment Rights

The former owners and editors of the Village Voice Media, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, have launched a brand new online journalism site called Front Page Confidential. The site’s platform covers recent news across the nation that involves situations that threat the freedom of speech and also strongly focuses on protecting our First Amendment rights. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have also created a charitable organization called the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The Frontera Fund has provided grants to not-for-profit organizations that support human, migrant and civil rights across the entire state of Arizona. The fund helps to support and protect the Latino and Hispanic communities if any were victims of racial profiling and other violations.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin had their First Amendment rights violated by Joe Arpaio, an ex-sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Arpaio was notorious for racially profiling innocent Latino-American citizens of Maricopa County. On October 18, 2007, the former sheriff had sent his armed officers to go to the homes of the journalists and arrest them. The officers had used suspicious looking SUVs that were unmarked and had Mexican license plates and drove Larkin and Lacey to two separate county jails managed by Joe Arpiao. After a fairly long legal battle, Larkin and Lacey were given $3.75 million by the county to settle after it was ruled that the two were arrested without probable cause.