The US is witnessing a resurgence in groups advocating for civil and human rights. A while back, the American civil movement started to wane in popularity. That all changed once Donald Trump came to power.
Essentially, the overarching agenda of these reformists groups is to build all-inclusive societies whereby all citizens, regardless of race, political affiliation, and social background have an equal say in the dispensation of societal affairs. Here are a few of the established human rights groups in the states and their agendas.
ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project
ACLU’s motto perfectly sums up the objectives of the group. It reads, ‘Fairness for All.’ ACLU strives to protect vulnerable immigrants from the social and civil injustices perpetrated by overbearing regimes.
The group works in cahoots with litigation experts and other enforcers to defend the rights of the abused individuals. Most of the proceeds to run the ACLU Movement come from well-wishers.
The Advocates for Human Rights
This group has an impressive track-record as a leading human and civil rights establishment. Its primary agendas delve on reinforcing a just rule of law, both locally and internationally. Read more: Jim Larkin | Twitter and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
For the past three decades, this institution has vehemently pushed the implementation of sound immigration policies. The Advocates for Human Rights was founded in 1983 and it relies on volunteers and donations from well-wishers as well.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
Founded in 1986, CHIRLA is yet another social change group operating in California, USA. The project started at a time when hiring undocumented cheap migrants from nearby Mexico was the order of the day.
These workers used were grossly exploited and something drastic needed to be done by human rights activists. Today, CHIRLA has morphed into a globally recognized civil rights movements responsible for lifting thousands of immigrants out of their plight.
Larcy and Larkin Frontera Fund
This fund is the brainchild of two seasoned journalists, Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin. Its headquarters are in Phoenix, Arizona. It mainly focuses on cases involving excessive use of force by the police. According to the funds’ official website, the duo got inspired to start the organization after undergoing brutal and unjust treatment in the hands of two cops.
The journalists got pulled over for no particular reason. They ended up spending the next 24 hours behind bars and in separate condiment cells. Mike and Jim were most likely victims of racial profiling as they were cruising in an SUV with Mexican plates and tinted windows. Mike Larcey and his colleague, Jim Larkin were eventually released without being charged.
Meet ‘America’s Toughest Sherriff’
Racial profiling is common place in Arizona despite it being unconstitutional. There have been reports of Mexicans disappearing once arrested by rogue cops manning the highways.
One of the arresting officers, Joe Arpaio has a notorious record of being biased and, that has earned him the nickname, ‘America’s Toughest Sherriff.’ Sherriff Arpaio was later discharged from the police force and was expected to be charged with criminal contempt of court and with racial profiling.