Larkin and Lacey work as activists and have been in that role for years. They started their career working as journalists and quickly learned they could help people with the options they had available to them. Since Larkin and Lacey know how to help, they are confident in all the opportunities they have.
They spend time giving back to the communities they work with so they can rely on all the options that help them grow on their own. As long as Larkin and Lacey are doing a good job with the charitable giving they offer to other individuals, they’re prepared to give the communities what they need.
Minorities often struggle to get the resources that help them through difficult times. Larkin and Lacey knew that and also knew things would get better for each minority they worked with. As long as Larkin and Lacey can count on helping people, they feel good about their own lives.
They also feel as though there are chances they can succeed with the business opportunities they’ve given to people through their own organization. The organization was a dream for them and was something that came as a result of Joe Arpaio doing them wrong.
Joe Arpaio arrested both Larkin and Lacey for simply publishing information about him on their website. He saw it as slander and violated their freedom of the press. He also violated their freedom of speech when he arrested them the wrong way.
He didn’t want people to know they had to do things that would make it more difficult for them to bring change to different opportunities. Even though there are opportunities people had, they didn’t know what would happen when things got hard on them. They also didn’t know who to turn to. Larkin and Lacey had the answer to that, but they had to get out of the illegal charges they had against them.
The men fought hard to get rid of the charges. They were climbing uphill when it came to fighting against Joe Arpaio. He had a lot of people on his side and that made things harder for Larkin and Lacey. They fought him and won because of their constitutional rights. Larkin and Lacey won a lot of money from the settlement. Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn and Michael Lacey | Twitter
They used the money to help them start the Frontera Fund. The fund was available for those who needed it. Minorities have always had a hard time, but Larkin and Lacey’s Frontera Fund allowed them to feel better about things.
After everything happened, Joe Arpaio received a pardon for the crime he committed against Larkin and Lacey. While he should have never been given the pardon, the men are learning how to live with him in their city. Learn more about Jim Lacey and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821
He has certain guidelines he must follow and Larkin and Lacey are hoping he continues to follow those guidelines. He also has to be sure he’s doing things right so there are no problems with the other minorities in the area that he could do crimes against.