The Frontera Fund was set up so that people would be able to get what they needed out of different situations that they were in. The men created the Frontera Fund with the intention that they could use it to help people who needed money to get an attorney for a civil rights case, to pay wages that they were missing out on and to even make sure that they were going to be secure while they were fighting a civil rights violation.
Larkin and Lacey did this so that they could help people and so that they could make a difference in the United States.
When Larkin and Lacey were working as journalists, they knew that they wanted to do more to help other people. They just didn’t know what they could do to help because it was difficult for them to do anything other than report on the things that were going on.
Since the men were actually just reporters, they wanted to stay within the realm of their duties and be able to show people that there would be a change in the things that were done. They also wanted to make sure that people knew that things would be different if they didn’t have the right type of civil rights.
Larkin and Lacey even reported on their own hometown sheriff. The sheriff, who was based out of Phoenix, was doing things that were illegal. The office was discriminating against minorities as well as immigrants.
Since Phoenix is an area that has a lot of immigrants, this was a major problem that the men had to make sure they were prepared to deal with. It was something that made it hard for them to get exactly what they needed out of the situations that they were in.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey reported on the sheriff and were arrested for it. While this was difficult for them to deal with, it was just an inconvenience for them. If it had happened to someone else, it could have been devastating and life altering. The men wanted to make a change and make things better so that nobody else would have to deal with the same type of problems in the future.
Larkin and Lacey decided that fighting the case would be the best way to show that they really cared about civil rights. They fought the case and they won. They walked away with a little over three million dollars.
Since Larkin and Lacey have been running the Frontera Fund, they have been able to make a difference for other people. They want to continue making a difference and make life better for everyone.
They are using the Frontera Fund to help pay for the cost of going to court, the costs that are associated with being off of work and even attorney fees. Anyone who is going through a civil rights, human rights or immigrant rights case is able to get what they need out of the Frontera Fund.