Larkin & Lacey

Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign Fund was one of the first action committees in the United States for gay and lesbian people. It was founded in 1980 with the mission to monetarily give support to political candidates that supported the rights of gays and lesbians.

In 1995, the role of the Human Rights campaign Fund was expanded, and it dropped the word “Fund” at the end of it’s name. It has very large educational and communications branches. It’s logo came out in 1995, and is of an equal sign. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal is an organization that works through public policy work, education and litigation to make the civil rights of LGBTQ people and people with HIV known.

As a result of being a 501(c)3 organization, they rely on generous contributions of donors to assist in defending their clients. They are not funded by the government.

On the LAMBDA Legal website, you can find information about every state in the United States pertaining to people who are LGBTQ and people with HIV. When you choose a state from a drop down menu you are guided to a page that gives information and news regarding that state.

 Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The idea of two gentlemen, Micahel Lacey and Jim Larkin, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund helps to support a range of causes; including LGTQ+ rights, people of Hispanic descent and immigrants.

They provide such support by giving a flow of monetary and moral support to organizations on the local level that aides communities in Arizona.

Some of the more specific topics of concern include displaced immigrants out in the desert who need resources, racial profiling, DACA and DREAMers, the need for immigrants to get a GEDs and the need for moral support.

American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU is a non partisan, non-profit organization that centers around the rights of all people. In a way, the ACLU leans more toward the liberal end of the spectrum, believing that everyone—including women and minorities, deserve a fair shot. Jim and Larin also believe that LGBTQ people are within their right to live as LGBTQ people.

The ACLU takes up a liberal stance that is accepting of anyone who is exercising their constitutional rights and/or having their rights trampled on. Many other organizations that claim to be “liberal” or take on more “liberal” causes many times have clear cut partisan biases against certain groups and agendas.

However, the ACLU will stand behind any group in order to protect civil rights. There are offices all over the United States of America that take on various issues and grievances on the more local levels. The ACLU is currently engaged in an online petition against Trump that is titled “See You In Court.”

The ACLU launched this petition because it believes that Trump’s proposals and policies to deport immigrants and ban people from Middle Eastern countries are unconstitutional.

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