Working Hand in Hand to Help Others

3:03 am on October 9, 2017

When both Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin started their career in journalism, neither of them knew how important this career choice would be one day. They are now in a position to help others, and that is exactly what they do.

One of the things the world still could improve upon is human rights. Although it is a standard and a pretty ordinary thing for most people, for others – it is not so much. Many groups within the society don’t always see the human rights exercised to the full capacity or at all.

They suffer the most from abuse by employers, and there are several reasons why it happens.

Migrants very often leave their home country because their new country is more prosperous and It promises safety and security. However, they don’t always speak the language which is a crucial aspect of living in a new country.

Since the tongue is an issue, many don’t know what to do if their human rights are not taken into account. These people are not sure where to turn or who to talk to in a safe way to get this information. This is one of the ways Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin help people through their Frontera Fund. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

Both of these journalists started the organization after their human rights were threatened. They were abducted but later released. To their horror, this release did not man their story was over. It was just beginning.

Both men were arrested by the authorities of the county to try and extract information from them. Information that they did not have or didn’t want to disclose.

Both men were sure that their arrest was not lawful, so they sued the county and not just won but walked away with a considerable amount of money. Their 3.75 million dollar settlement money was used for the greater good. They decided to help others who were vulnerable in different situations.

Human rights organizations do a lot of work Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin appreciate so they decided to create their own human rights support organization that would be able to link up with other agencies and help people get back on track.

They live in Arizona, and the biggest community that they see struggling comes from Latin American countries. They don’t know the language, don’t have access to legal aid or don’t know where to look for it, and many employers take advantage of their migrant status.

Therefore, Frontera Fund is working with other organizations to help people find a better job, learn the language and make sure they know what they should and should not allow their employers to do.

Their career comes into the picture because they can both use their platform to speak out about human rights as well as their personal stories.

It allows both men to broadcast these ideas as well as their collaboration with other human rights organizations around the world. It is now more important than ever for people to come together and help each other.