Only those activist groups that have substantial amounts of resources will ever hope to initiate change and impact on todays laws and society. There are a multitude of groups which call themselves activists. However, only a small amount of them can actually impact their environment in a significant way.
Resources are exceedingly important in determining the success of any activist group. Human Rights Watch is one reliable group that makes an impact by raising awareness of crucial global issues and devising possible long-term strategies to develop effective solutions.
They have hundreds of professionals at their disposal working to make sure that the public is supplied with accurate information. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are truly in it to make a difference and push various issues that spark effective change and reform of oppressive laws.
They are active in the Governments, states, and regional areas; Implementing strategies to ensure the voice of the public is heard loud and clear. Michael and Jim have an astonishing political presence and they use it to their advantage by providing an accurate knowledge to fuel change.
Another significant organization for all human, civil and migrant rights is the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the Co-founders of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media and are the founders of the Frontera Fund. This is a generous donation that seeks to empower individuals to realize their own voice and what it can do in the long term for the country as a whole if more would recognize this. They received settlement money after a shocking incident happened.
This prompted them to take action and utilize the money to incite more change and true justice for those under potentially oppressive Governments who restrict freedom of speech. Lacey & Larkin had previously released in their paper that they were under threat of seizure and that a stringent police officer was looking to seize their emails and personal information, along with their notes and articles. Learn more about Jim Larkin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-lacey-5b0159145/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
This was a rather risky move as it is unconstitutional to request such seizure without a warrant. Due to them posting that information the were greeted with an arrest at their homes in the middle of the night and were taken to separate locations. They were soon released and the charges were quickly dropped for a settlement of over three million dollars to be paid to them.
They have then generously created the Frontera Fund to help all those who are oppressed by Government as well as many other important matters. All while utilizing this fund to ensure that abuse of power can eventually be more contained and that those in power are held responsible for their actions.
Through Frontera Fund, they have pooled networking resources and advantages. They make a suitable team and know the true power of one voice, let alone hundreds or thousands. Those who are willing to speak out have the true power in society, Lacey and Larkin understand this very well and implement it every day into their work as activists.