The U.S Human Rights Network is a Civil Rights Society that is a framework of several network organization and individuals who share a common cause; To strengthen the national human rights network and culture in the U.S. The USHRN is led by people who have been directly affected by rights violations. The network seeks to offer security to human dignity and indiscriminate justice to all individuals.
The USHRN achieves its mandate through engaging and creating bonds among communities, persons, employees and on a wider spectrum, offer a diversified sector across various jurisdictions.
These include areas, constituencies, and regions, where it upholds civic rights and scrutinizes the government’s role in violation cases.
Among the members of USHRN are; nationally renowned companies, thematic organizations, small enterprises, all of which work together to address the political issues about the civic and social matters. Members are connected through several connection channels.
The society’s Taskforce organizes civil rights congresses with international human rights organizations to discuss various agendas affecting citizens both at home and societal setting.
In 2008, USHRN harnessed the efforts of over 130 organizations to offer strategic reviews in the UN amendment of the United States compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). Read more: Phoenix New Time and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
Likewise, USHRN managed to bring together more than 100 groups and agencies to effect the UN Universal Periodic Reviews embodied in the UNIVERSAL Declaration of Human Rights.
In both cases, grassroots agencies, lawyers, civil-oriented law firms and research facilities compiled reports for presentation to the U.N Review Committees.
USHRN maintains the strong ties among its members through various conventions, meetings, and other convenings that offer training programs, capacity-building programs each year.
About Michael and Jim Larkin Fontera Fund
The Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media co-founders, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have devoted the fiscal proceeds due to their unlawful arrest by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to go toward the protection of migrant rights in Arizona.
The settlement amount, $3.7 5 million arose from their arrest which occurred on 18 October 2007 by Sherriff Joe Arpaio. The arrest took place in the wee hours of the night when the two media personalities were lynched from their homes, having revealed concealed grand jury proceedings that aimed to recover reporters’ journals that veiled illicit actions by the Sheriff.
On a rather disturbing note, the jury subpoenas demanded the revelation of the identities of each person who had read through the online articles that featured the Sheriff.
The two journalists who have spent their careers advocating for their First Amendment rights filed a law suit against the Sheriff and eventually won the case in the U.S Appeals Court for a ninth time in a row.
The Lacey and Larkin Fontera Fund aims to protect the civil rights of citizens and migrants as well as the protection of freedom of speech in Arizona and on the Mexican Border.
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