Since Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were just beginning their activist careers, they have been supporting people who do not have the means required to support themselves.
They know there are things they can do to help other people and they know they will need to do them if they’re going to continue helping people through the most difficult parts of their lives.
They have always wanted people to know they can make things easier on themselves and that’s how they’re going to put their best foot forward when it comes to the options they have. For Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, this is part of what they can do to help people and part of their ability to be activists.
When the men took the chance to make sure they were going to stand up for people, they knew it would come with risks. They knew they were putting themselves on the line to try and make it harder on other people.
They also knew they were going to need to try and help people with different things so they’d be capable of making it easier on themselves. As long as they were doing their best, they had to be prepared for the challenges that came from being activists.
There were many different things the people who worked with Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin saw. They realized the men were doing their best job possible to try and help them live a life that was both happy and content.
They also realized the men were prepared to go up against some of the big names and the big people who were trying to harm them. It was what they were doing, but they were only able to do it behind the guise of a newspaper or publication in the past.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin wanted to do something more. They wanted to be out there and on the field helping those who were in need. They decided they were going to start a foundation to help minorities. The foundation would have simple goals and it would make a lot of sense for the people who were in the business. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://frontpageconfidential.com/michael-lacey-jim-larkin-arpaio-frontera-fund-first-amendment/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/
It was going to be one of the best things most people had seen when it came to minority help. For Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, this was how they were going to make things better for the people who they were trying to help.
For as long as Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were doing business, they knew they would need to find something that would boost them to help make their foundation happen. While it was not exactly what they were looking for, being arrested by Joe Arpaio helped their case a lot.
It allowed them to have a large sum of money they could get started with. They put that into the Frontera Fund and were able to start making things easier on all the people they were trying to help with the different activist options.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey create two new Organizations: Front Page Confidential & The Frontera Fund
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey met in college, writing a newsletter for the liberal students who didn’t agree with their school’s ultra-conservative views. They decided to try their hand in the real newspaper industry after the success of their school newsletter. They dropped out of college and began a career as newspaper men. Eventually, they purchased the Phoenix New Times and started running their own newspaper.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, doing what journalist do, investigating politicians, corporations and other corrupt entities, found themselves in a great deal of controversy. The journalists had been investigating Joe Arpaio and his corrupt actions as Sheriff of Maricopa County. For years, the two New Times owners got under the skin of the sheriff by airing out his dirty laundry.
Joe Arpaio eventually went off the deep end and arrest Larkin and Lacey. The reason Arpaio gave for the arrest was the fact that Larkin and Lacey published a court document in their newspaper. It would appear that Joe Arpaio doesn’t know the meaning of the first amendment. Joe Arpaio ignorantly violated their first amendment rights; a judge declared the arrest illegal, confirming that it was a first amendment rights violation.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were then free to file a lawsuit. They sued Maricopa County and after years of legal battles won 3.7 million in cash.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have created The Frontera Fund with that money. The Frontera Fund opened its doors in 2013, and it is working to better the lives of hundreds, even thousands of Hispanics in and around Maricopa County. The Hispanic community was targeted by Joe Arpaio; Arpaio used these people to make a name for himself. Now, with the Frontera Fund, Larkin and Lacey are working to make amends to the Latino residents of Arizona.
Just last year, the duo created a new publication. This new publication is called Front Page Confidential and it is very similar to the Phoenix New Times. The paper works to uncover political injustices, protect the first amendment, and educate readers about general corruption.