The Frontera Fund is a fundamental institution for groups that advocate for humans and civil rights.
Created by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, co-founders of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media, the Frontera Fund is a funding organization that uses a settlement money of millions of dollars to fund the actions of organizations that fight for these rights.
Many organizations out there have the primary goal of helping communities have a voice and find justice, but these organizations often do not have enough monetary support, mainly because they usually do not make any profits, they are just philanthropical groups.
These organizations, because of how hard it is to find funding support, often end up losing their steam and can’t help as many victims of legal abuse as they would want to. Some even end up failing and dismantling, and that has already happened to countless civil rights institutions and groups in the United States and in other countries in the world.
With Frontera Fund, hopefully, things are going to be different.
The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund was founded by the two entrepreneurs in order to serve as a catalyst for the duo to use a settlement money to help fight for freedom of speech and freedom of expression, justice, and fight against legal abuse and oppression.
It was created with the intention of using the settlement money of more than three million dollars from the arrest of Michael and Jim, in 2007. The duo was arrested by a sheriff, and saw themselves being victims of legal oppression and a lack of justice. With the settlement money, they used it to create a funding institution focused on combating that aggression.
The group behind the Frontera Fund is very bold and true to their nature, and they have had a hard stance in many different situations where they are using their influence, the Frontera Fund’s influence, and their voice, to promote freedom of speech and condemn injustice and prejudice.
This kind of event has happened countless times, and Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have already stated their opinions on matters like the Donald Trump’s campaign of making America great again and building a wall, as well as the latest news about Donald Trump wanting to ban Islamic migrants from entering the American territory because of the attacks on Paris.
The duo, despite not always agreeing with the majority of the population, is always fighting for the respect of civil, humans and migrants’ rights, and they want the United States to have a legal system that is fair for everyone and does not promote racism or preconception in any way.
The two co-founders of Phoenix New Times, Village Voice Media and now, creators of the Frontera Fund, have been called by many communities and thanked for their stance on freedom of speech. Because of their funding institution, many other organizations have also praised the two philanthropists, as many of them would not exist today without the help of the Frontera Fund.
In Arizona, the Frontera Fund has contributed to making sure civil rights are respected and that communities have a voice to be heard.
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