It is a Great Feeling: Larkin and Lacey will Never Quit Giving

2007 was an awful year for Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. It is in that same year that the two journalists who also happen to be co-founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times got put behind bars by Maricopa County. In recent months, the duo who are also good at their journalism profession brought to light the bad and worst of Maricopa County Sherriff, Joe Arpaio.

Apparently, the two alleged that Joe Arpaio was a man who used his place of authority to undermine the rights of immigrants living in the region and provided some evidence to back up the damaging allegations.

Joe Arpaio, the then Maricopa County Sherriff, did not take the allegations lightly. On one night, the two journalists got whisked off from their motel complex and locked up in jail. Learn more about Jim Larkin Michael Lacey:  http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

When members of public got to learn of what had transpired, they rallied their support behind Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, and Joe had no other choice but to release the duo. After years of a heated court battle, Michael and Jim found their reprieve. It is in 2013 that they got awarded a $3.75 million settlement, money they have since chosen to use through philanthropy.

Today, Michael and Jim run the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, an umbrella body with the passion for financially supporting migrant rights organizations in the State of Arizona. One group that happens to benefit from the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is none other than the Raul Castro Institute.

The Raul Castro Institute is an organization created mainly to fight for the rights of the frail and elderly Latinos that commonly face harassments at the U.S. – Mexico border point.

The group happens to be the creation of Raul H. Castro, who at one point in time was a Mexican-American Governor and an ambassador to Argentina, El Salvador, and Bolivia. When Raul was ninety-six years old, he faced border patrol harassment when his pacemaker accidentally set off a security sensor. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter

Frail as he was, the officers at border point detained Mr. Castro and went ahead to interrogate him for long hours amidst the scorching sun. It is through his ordeal that Castro found enough reason to fight for the right of seniors, individuals that might not have the courage to speak out loud.

Apart from that, the Raul Castro Institute encourages young Latinos to attend college, so that one day they might be of benefit to society. With the support shown by the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, the Raul Castro Institute has found its success.

Saying Goodbye to Daniel Taub, Israeli’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Having stayed in the United Kingdom for the last four years as the Israeli ambassador to the UK, it is time for Daniel Taub to hung his boots and call it a day. His tenure has seen the relation between the two countries improve as well as businesses prosper to record highs.

During his tenure, Mr. Daniel Taub who is resigning in the summer of this year saw Israel-UK trade more than double. Also, his tenure saw the deepening of business, academic and cultural links with the two countries from different continents. This was as per the report released by the embassy of Israel in the United Kingdom.

In a statement by Sajid Javid, the British Secretary of State for Business, Innovations, and Skills he refers to the trade between the two nations of having entered a “golden era.” He was speaking at an earlier event, the British Israeli Business Awards.

According to Britain’s Chamber of Commerce, over 300 Israeli firms have set shop in the U.K. annual bilateral trade is on the upside of $5.5 billion. However, according to Javid, the amount is close to $7 billion.

Having been born in the U.K before immigrating to Israel, Mr. Taub became the ambassador of Israel in the U.K in 2011. He has also acted as a peace negotiator between Israel and Palestine. He ones traveled with his Palestinian counterpart to Northern Ireland to have an experience about the situation there. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.everipedia.com/editor/dtaub/ and http://www.behance.net/danieltaub

In an interview with the Jewish Chronicle in 2012, Daniel Taub said that he was more concerned about the situation in college campuses and warned administrators to ensure that every view is expressed freely without fear victimization. This was about Britain’s largest student union has voted to boycott Israel.

As a show of his love and strong support for his country, in 2014 Mr. Taub defiantly visited Bradford, after the city had been declared an “Israel-free-zone” by its parliamentary representative George Galloway.

About Daniel Taub

Mr. Daniel Taub was born in 1992 in the Great Britain. He attended University College of Oxford as well as University College in London before joining Harvard University’s School of Government. He later moved to Israel where he extensively served in Israel Defense Forces as a reserve officer and combat medic.

In 1991, he started working at the Israeli Foreign Ministry holding various diplomatic and legal posts.

He was later between 2011 and 2015 served as the Israeli ambassador to the U.K. he currently serves as the Yad Hanadiv Foundation’s Director of Planning and Strategy.

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Boraie Development and the Free Summer Movies Series

A trip to the movie theaters can be a pretty costly event nowadays. When you think about the price of a movie ticket plus food and drinks you can leave with a severely damaged wallet. Many people miss out on great theater experiences because of lack of funds. Thankfully, the New Brunswick, New Jersey State theater, Boraie Development, and The Provident Bank Foundation have all come together to create something great for those without the necessary disposable funds. Check out Central Jersey Working Moms for more.

The State theater was very happy to announce the return of the Free Summer Movies Series. The six summer movies featured in the series will be completely free for the community throughout the entire summer. there is no better place to host the series than the storied State Theater. It has been around for close to 100 years and is known as one of the state’s preeminent venues for live performance. Visit Bloomberg to know more.

According to NY Times, Boraie Development and The Provident Bank Foundation are sponsoring the community access initiative. This is the second time Boraie has sponsored the series. Boraie’s Vice President says the company was more than happy to do their part once again. Jane Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation spoke on behalf of the foundation, stating its excitement derived from being able to help families and young people enjoy the summer as much as possible. It is estimated that around 7,500 people will indulge in the opportunity. The experience should be great considering the parties involved.

About Boraie Development

Boraie Development is a New Jersey based real estate developer. Boraie mainly focuses on the urban real estate market, providing real estate development, property management and sales/marketing among other services.

Boraie Development works with a list of high net worth individuals. Recently retired NBA player Shaquille Oneal partnered with the real estate developer.

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Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College was recently able to recieve a $1 million donation towards a new planetarium. The planetarium was a gift given to the college by Mary McChesney, a former retired professor. The $1 million donation will also be used towards a Foucault pendulum.

The Foucault pendulum is a device that will be used to help demonstrate Earth’s rotation. Costa Mesa college has stated that the pendulum is going to be only one of its kind in all of Orange County.

McChesney made the donation in honor of Adelyn Bonin, who was her partner who sadly died in January. Bonin retired in 1983 from teching German as a professor at OCC. Before having retired McChesney taught Spanish and English at OCC. Learn more about Orange Coast College: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/class_schedule/Pages/default.aspx

Through the years McChesney had become known for being a great contributor to scholarships and the foundation. The grounds for the planetarium was officially broken in 2016. Before construction on the new planetarium could begain they had to demolish the old one that was said to of be built in the 1950’s.

Orange Coast College is located in Orange County, California and is known for being a community college. The school was founded in 1947 and officially started their classes in the fall of 1948. Each year the school is said to enroll well over 24,000 undergraduate students.

Currently, the school is known for being the third largest school in Orange County. It is no wonder why so many California students are in a hurry to attend Orange Coast College.

Vijay Eswaran: A Spiritual Entrepreneur With Dreams

Vijay Eswaran can certainly say that hard work and standing strong in the face of false accusations has paid off, but just what is the real secret to his success? He would probably tell you his spiritual beliefs have been what inspires him, as well as hearing the stories of people who’ve came from poverty to wealth through his business at QI Group.

He wrote the book “In The Sphere Of Silence” back in 2005 to talk about spiritualism, but he says its message is especially important in today’s world of fast-paced mobile technology. He says sometimes its good just to not talk, but to focus and to listen to those around you.

Vijay Eswaran’s work has largely encompassed the direct selling industry, and he cofounded QI Group Ltd back in 1998. This company owns QNet, a subsidiary that sells household products, cosmetics brands, automotive tools and health and wellness supplements through independent contractors.

The goal of this company is to encourage as many people as possible to resell QNet’s products and bring new people to the program. Eswaran also helped found QI Lifestyle, QI Asset Management, Quex Courier and QI University-Perak for which he has plans in the work to build a green campus.

Ideamench believes that Eswaran has also reached out to the needy areas of Asia through RYTHM, a non-profit group that is funded through QI Group. The areas this group reaches include children who need physical assistance, environmental impact groups and even monasteries have benefited from RYTHM’s support.

According to SkyScrpaerSports and Entreprenuer, Vijay Eswaran and his wife started the Vijayratnam Foundation which does much of the same and follows the principles that Eswaran’s father Vijayratnam Saravanamuthu taught him as a young man.

Vijay Eswaran is also involved in the global economic community and often speaks on the issues at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Eswaran also represents the Indian entrepreneurship communities and was given a major award known as thee New Global Indian at the 2012 Global Indian Meet.

He often travels the world to give lectures at universities and seminar sessions, and was also listed in Forbes Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy and Top 50 Richest.

End Citizens United Fights For Fairness In The Political System

End Citizens United is constituted of members who are furious at the outcome of the just concluded general elections in the United States, where Donald Trump was elected as the leader of the free world. The movement is a Political Action Committee whose primary objective is to bring to an end the continuous use of Big Money in the process of financing campaigns for the rich. To counter the use of Big money, the PAC has ensured that it raises quite a huge sum of money from citizens, for funding campaigns for its Democrat’s champions who believe in its objectives. For instance, within a period of three months of this year, the group managed to collect approximately $4 million, and it has major plans that it focuses on ensuring they are accomplished, which involve raising more than $35 million. It intends to raise this enormous amount before the commencement of the Republicans midterm elections.

 

Based on its current projections, by raising $35million, it will have achieved to raise an additional $10 million which is considered to be a vast improvement from the $25 million that was raised by the PAC before the 2016 midterm elections. In the first quarter of the year, the PAC managed to receive contributions from about 100,000 members, where 40,000 of them were individuals who were highly motivated to join the PAC for the first time and help to advance its objectives. Such a move by the citizens is a clear indication that more people in the society are continually becoming tired of the campaign finance system, which was initially considered to be good but eventually turned against them.

 

Formation of the movement was motivated by the decision that was made by the Supreme Court in 2010, where a provision was made to allow individuals and corporations invest in the campaign processes of various political parties and people, who were interested in taking up various positions of leadership in the country. Members who are affiliated with the Political Action Committee started being encouraged to donate $5000 in support of politicians who seek a position in the Congress on a Democrats ticket.

 

According to Tiffany Muller, the PAC is focused on ensuring that more Democrats are elected into office, and that such individuals will be at the forefront of fighting for change in the campaign financing system that is currently established in the United States. Tiffany is the Executive Vice President of the organization, and she believes that the American system is broken, and therefore, it requires the efforts of exceptional individuals in the society to ensure that change is adopted.

 

How the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund Advocates for Civil and Immigrant Rights

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a charity organization that is based in Arizona and has been striving to support the operations of activists who protect civil and immigrant rights. Its founders, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, are appreciated across the state for their efforts in fighting for minority rights.

They are also the proprietors of renowned new magazines that are called the Village Voice Media and the Phoenix News Times. The journalists have been brave in their career, and they have been upholding their Fifth Amendment rights.

In October 2007, they exposed the operation of a corrupt jury through an article that they had written for their magazine. The jury was biased, and it defended the Maricopa County Sherriff, Joe Arpaio, who harassed immigrants. Arpaio and his deputies later arrested Lacey and Larkin from their homes claiming that they were interfering with the secrets of the jury.

The grand jury stopped journalists from writing incriminating articles about Joe Arpaio, and it even subpoenaed the New Times to give the names of anyone who ever read negative stories about the sheriff. Maricopa County’ Sheriff department profiled and criminalized immigrants at highway checkpoints.

Arpaio violated the Fifth Amendment rights of Jim and Michael, and this made them sue the county government. The U.S Court of Appeal ordered the county of offer the journalist $3.75 million as settlement fees. Lacey and Larkin have always advocated for civil and immigrant rights. They used money that they had been awarded in creating the fund, which has to date facilitated the undertakings of several organizations.

American Civil Liberties Union is an acknowledged foundation that has been advocating for immigrant rights for the past six decades. It has branches across the country, and they are all committed to eliminating unconstitutional legislations that harass immigrants.

The Arizona-based branch of ACLU is one of the organizations that are funded by the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. It made its first major accomplishment in 1960 when it managed to win a case that legalized multi-racial marriages in Arizona. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

The organizations made great contributions towards the exoneration of Ernesto Miranda, who had been sent to prison for rape. There was no evidence against him, and the court used a statement that he had given to the police in making a ruling. Miranda’s appeal facilitated the passing of a law that orders the police to inform suspects about their right when they are in custody.

The undertakings of ACLU have transformed the lives of many immigrants across the country. It won a petition that it had filed to end an Arizona law that denied bail to immigrants. The organization also stopped the police from enacting immigration laws by winning a case that ended the “Papers Please” SB 1070 legislation.

ACLU is currently pursuing several cases in court. It is determined to ensure that immigrants are not deported for lacking proper work and travel documents. The foundation is also opposing an executive order that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued to stop young immigrants from being given driving licenses.

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Jim Larkin

Tammy Mazzocco Loves Real Estate

Tammy Mazzocco says that selling real estate is the ideal job because each day is a new adventure in helping people. Tammy is a RE/MAX sales agent in Pickering, Ohio and the four surrounding counties. Having started her real estate career as a secretary to a commercial real estate company, she has lots of experience in the industry.

It wasn’t long before she traded her secretarial role to that of a sale agent, as she had seen several people she knew make very good livings by selling real estate, and she thought, “Why not me?” Tammy is a people person, and real estate is all about people and helping them to satisfy their dreams.

In a report by Yelp, Tammy says that it is important to focus on the people part, as all of the other technical details will pretty much take care of themselves. People are generally out of their comfort zone when they are looking for homes, and Tammy Mazzocco strives to ease their discomfort and be a helper and not a hindrance. First of all they are in a new geography and they have lots of questions about that. Secondly, they are about to make one of the largest financial commitments of their lives.

Tammy Mazzocco tries to get into their shoes so she asks lots of questions and listens a lot. She is also full of the necessary facts that people want to know such as schools, neighborhoods, driving conditions, financing, local customs, and many other things people want to know about.

The number one thing that is most important is to spend time with prospective clients looking at new homes with them. This is a critical bonding time. If Tammy can spend a day or two in this activity, she will usually get the sale. People will want to spend the time, and Tammy is an expert at helping them and they will reciprocate.

When America will be Great Again

Since Donald Trump’s election, illegal immigration into the United States from Mexico has dropped by 40 percent. While Trump supporters call this a victory, will turning America into a place fewer people want to go make our country “great again?”

The injustice of indigent people costs us billions

Every day, indigent people are incarcerated without any representation. People are unjustly convicted and, as inmates, denied humane treatment. Not only is illegal immigration in decline, but also education. Foreign students, often paying full tuition to colleges and universities, now hold perceptions of America as less welcoming to immigrants. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

Along with this some 32 billion dollar blow to the economy, business travel has also seen an over $200 million loss since Trump’s executive ban. This is an industry in which even a 1% decline in international travel will cost the U.S. 75,000 jobs and $3 billion in taxable wages.

People are simply afraid to come here.

Arizona Justice Project

Our quality of justice is compromised every time the accused are imprisoned without access to justice. The Arizona Justice Project, one of many organizations working to overturn wrongful convictions, has already received over 5,000 pleas for help from victims of manifest injustice.

With support from the Lacey and Larkin Fontera Fund, the group represents Arizona inmates with unheard claims of innocence and educates communities on the wrongfully convicted.

In cooperation with Arizona law schools, the Justice Project brings expert lawyers and investigators to a case otherwise denied resources for proof of innocence. Their teams work tirelessly to provide information, evidence and testimonies supporting inmates’ claims.

Lacey and Larkin Fontera Fund

The fight against injustice of indigenous people has evolved to over 60 organizations focused on the borderlands alone. The Arizona Justice Project is but one of which funded in part by the Lacey and Larkin Fontera Fund: an effort incidentally, and ironically, started by this injustice.

In 2007, two Village Voice Media executives, Mike and Jim, were arrested by an armed unit on orders from Maricopa County’s sheriff, Joe Arpaio.

Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin had been reporting on the mistreatment and deaths of Maricopa County inmates, as well as Arpaio’s anti-Mexican fear-mongering and abuse of power: discriminatory persecution, racial profiling, and unlawful detainment.

After a cover story about “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” for the Phoenix New Times, the two writers were forced from their homes and dragged into separate jails managed by Arpaio. Their article exposed the Maricopa County Attorney’s office (friends of sheriff Arpaio) for attempts to acquire the personal information of both employees and readers of the Phoenix New Times.

As national outrage erupted, Lacey and Larkin were released after less than 24 hours, without any charge. When the court determined no probable cause, $3.7 million was paid in settlement by Maricopa County, in 2013. With this, the Fontera Fund was, then, immediately initiated to support Hispanic communities which have also fallen prey to similar abuse and injustice.

Jeremy Goldstein – Experienced Lawyer in New York, Specializing in Corporate and Compliance Law

One of the biggest troubles of the people when facing a legal case or a lawsuit is to which lawyer to hire. Even though there are many experienced lawyers out there, one of the biggest confusion of the people is to find the right lawyer for the case. It is this dilemma that is addressed by the recently launched service of New York State Bar Association.

 

 

The Lawyer Information and Referral Service of the New York State Bar Association have recently launched an online service that helps the clients to find a lawyer who is suitable for the case in hand. The clients can easily log on to the online portal, fill a questionnaire, and wait for the response of the service. The details provided by the client is matched by the legal professionals working at the New York State Bar Association, who then suggest a lawyer in the client’s community that is suitably qualified to take up the said case.

 

 

It made the entire process of hiring a verified and experienced lawyer a breeze. With this service fully functioning, the clients do not have to worry about wandering through the internet or in the legal directory as to which lawyer to hire. It is a time taking a process that ends up confusing the clients, but this new service would mean a stop to all such hassles.

 

 

Jeremy Goldstein is one of the most respected lawyers in the New York State. Over the years, Jeremy Goldstein has won hundreds of cases for his clients in the field of compliance law, corporate law, finance law, merger and acquisition, and more. Jeremy Goldstein thoroughly studies the case he takes to ensure that he can come up with a unique approach to the case and get the outcome client deserves. Jeremy Goldstein has years of experience in the legal business and is the founder and partner at the Jeremy Goldstein and Associates LLC.

 

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