The Anne Frank Center For Mutual Respect is a civil rights organization that is named after Anne Frank, the famous girl who wrote a diary while she was hiding from the Nazis. It is not officially a Jewish organization, and it is not an organization that focuses exclusively on combating anti-semitism. It is also not only about the Holocaust. However, what it focuses on is combating hatred and xenophobia in general.
Anne Frank was a famous girl who was hiding from the Nazis in an attic. While she was doing that, she also wrote a diary detailing her daily experiences. She was captured and killed by the Nazis. However, her diary was discovered. It is a well known book and a bestseller. She was a leading example of someone who stood up to the Nazis.
The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund is a similar organization to the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. The Frontera Fund was founded by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. These two people were journalists who were targeted for their exposing the bad habits of the Arizonian Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey both wrote for the Phoenix New Times. One was the editor and the other was the CEO.
At that time, Sheriff Joe Arpaio was leading a harassment campaign against certain groups of people, including immigrants, Latinos, and people in the prison system. Unfortunately, nobody was doing much to stop this.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey felt that they had a moral obligation to do something about this harassment. Thus, they used the power that they had as journalists to speak out about Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the way he was handling things.
For that, Sheriff Joe Arpaio rewarded them only with troubles. He told them that they had to give over the information of everyone who worked for the newspaper.
He issued a subpoena, telling them that they had to give over not just the personal information of the writers and editors of the Phoenix New Times, but that they had to tell him all about the readers of the Phoenix New Times as well. He demanded to know their IP addresses.
Of course, Larkin and Lacey knew that they had to protect the right to free speech of everyone in their town and on the internet who read their newspaper. That is why they refused to give over the information that Sheriff Joe Arpaio requested of them.
This led him to have his deputies arrest them in the middle of the night. He said that it was because they had published information about the illegal subpoena in their newspaper, but everyone knew that the real reason he was doing this was that he wanted to intimidate anyone who would not agree with him.
With the money that they got out of the lawsuit they filed against the county, Larkin and Lacey started the Frontera Fund, an organization that helps out immigrants and other minority groups.
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