Lacey and Larkin

GED2DACA is an organization that provides DREAMers in Pima County, Arizona, with the opportunity of atending High School Equivalency preparation classes. Ten week preparation classes are offered to DREAMers at no cost, and they are not required to provide documentation.

This is a very crucial service, because DREAMers cannot enroll in GED preparation classes at most public institutions due to the fact that they do not have documentation from DACA. However, they cannot apply to DACA without a High School Equivalency Diploma. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes is an organization that serves to protect immigrants as they are coming over the border. The organization provides food, water and shelter for immigrants who cross the hot, dry, tough terrain between Mexico and the United States of America.

They leave water out for immigrants who are crossing over. Their goals is to keep as many migrants from dying as possible. They also document abuse by authorities on migrants.

Arizona Justice project exists to help indigent people who are criminalized, given unfair sentences and are unable to attain proper representation. This organization work with pro-bono lawyers, expert investigators and law schools in Arizona to bring evidence to cases.

Promise Arizona, also known as Paz, is an organization based in Arizona that was founded in 2010 in response to the contempt towards Hispanics that was expressed through the passage of SB1070.

Promise Arizona takes part in protests, conducts voter registration drives that are non-partisan, holds workshops to inform and register people for DACA and promotes civic engagement.

Justice That Works is a grassroots non-profit that has been established with the vision of amending the problems in the criminal justice system. The philosophy of this organization is that prisons and police are not needed. Too many people, especially minorities, are being locked up and this testifies to the fact that the system is white supremacist.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is associated with all of the above organizations—No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes, Arizona Justice, Promise Arizona and Justice that Works.

It’s goal is to support establishments that encourage civil rights for marginalized groups such as immigrants, undocumented people, Hispanics and people on the LGBTQ spectrum. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, the masterminds behind the Frontera fund, decided to found it after having their rights stomped on by Maricopa County, Arizona.

Trans Queer Pueblo is a community of colored people who are LGBTQ+. The purpose of this organization is to advocate for equality for all, as well as to establish a voice for colored LGBTQ+ people in their communities.

Trans Queer Pueblo offers free healthcare for 100 LGBTQ+ undocumented people, and puts on health forums to educate the community. They support migrants who are detained by visiting them and writing letters.

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Learn about End Citizens United in 5 minutes!

End Citizens United is a political association founded in 2015 with financing from grassroots givers. Their essential objective is to counter the impacts of Citizens United and help change the campaign finance framework in the nation. To show hopefuls, elected officials, the press, and voters how grassroots are battling the expanding trend of wealthy individuals purchasing their way to power in elections. Their endeavors are fundamental to setting up a wide coalition in making campaign changes and guaranteeing the legislators to take action.

 

End Citizens United Mission

 

As said before, their principal objective is to counter enormous cash in politics and end the fixed system by choosing finance reform activists and establishing with state ballot laws. The picked people will try changing Citizens United by putting an end to the incredibly rich people who purchase their way to dark money and power.

 

According to reports by USA TODAY, End Citizens United raised more than $4M during the first three months of 2017, and it hopes to raise around $35M before the midterm elections for Congress elections in mid-2018. If they manage to do that, it will be a significant increase from the $25M that PAC took a year ago, the first election cycle in operation.

 

According to Tiffany Muller, the PACs executive director, more than 100000 people contributed in the first quarter in 2017. Forty thousand of these people were participating for the first time. According to End Citizen United leaders, the aim is to elect a champion for campaign finance reforms to Congress. The average contributions that PAC has received are twelve dollars. According to Muller, they feel that the system is rigged against the less fortunate. Those who are rich and can write a big check have the upper hand.

 

Recently, PAC mobilized individuals to donate half a million dollars to the campaign of Jon Ossoff a Democrat vying for Congress. It surprised the political scene by raising more than four million dollars for the 18 April elections to fill in a Republican house seat in Atlanta left vacant by Tom Price the Health and Human Services Secretary.

 

According to Muller, the group is still examining the seats that it will support in 2018. However, it indicated that it might support Sherrod Brown a Democratic senator of Ohio and Jon Tester of Montana in 2018.

 

The leaders of End Citizens United run it like a traditional PAC and cannot accept donations more than $5000 from one person. However, despite this cap, money raised in 2016 helped raise it to the top positions of Democratic-aligned groups’ expenditure in elections in 2016.