Organizations that have benefited from Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s Support

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is an organization that provides support to the groups that defend the rights of the immigrants.It is a non-profit firm that has defended many immigrants to obtain the freedom of expression, especially in Arizona.

The foundation champions for the human rights by providing financial assistance to other organizations with the aim of advocating for human rights.

The group was started by Lacey and Larkin to help the Hispanic community to obtain freedom from racial discrimination. The funds which are used in the organization was given by Lacey and Larkin by the court after an arrest by the city sheriff.

They felt that the sheriff had tarnished their names and the court rewarded them $375 million. The money has benefited many immigrants which include Mexican immigrants. The immigrants travel to Arizona to obtain assistance when they are faced with racial discrimination.

Another group that assists the immigrants to get justice is American Civil Liberties Union. The organization is based in Arizona. It was started in 1959 to abolish the laws that were against the rights of minority groups in the society.

One of the achievements of the organization is the removal of the law that prevented multi-racial marriages. It has also challenged the constitutional grounds in which some people have been convicted. The challenge led to the release of many individuals who have been convicted without evidence.

The operations of the group have been enhanced by the financial support it receives from Lacey and Larkin. The organization has also advocated for the freedom of speech of the laborers. The constitution that used to prevent the immigrants from getting equal treatment was challenged by the group.

Additionally, the group was involved in abolishing the “Paper Please” SB 1070, which required the immigrants to be executed by the law enforcement authorities.

Justice That Works is another organization defending the immigrants’ rights. The organization was started by Heather Hamel, and it is involved in ensuring that the communities live in a safe and healthy environment. The group has a radio show that is hosted by Viridiana Hernandez who is immigrants’ lawyer. Read more: Michael Larcey | Facebook

Justice That Works has come up with proposals that require the court to sentence the convicted individuals to corrective justice. The group states the convicted person should be corrected through community services and support groups.

It is against the jail terms which prove to separate the convicts from their families and friends. Instead, the organization proposes that the convicted person should be given an opportunity to improve his or her life. Most parts of Maryvale and South Phoenix benefit from the community support that the group is offering. The communities will be enlightened on how they can transform their neighbourhoods.

The objective can be achieved by adopting better methods of transforming convicted people to good individuals instead of the punitive policing system. The support from Lacey and Larkin has been of great importance to Justice That Works.

The success of many nonprofit organizations is attributed to the helping hand of Lacey and Larkin. The money is used in financing the operations of the organizations.

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Healing the World one Company at a Time

Dr. Scott Rocklage is a biochemist with degrees from University of California (BS in Chemistry) and MIT (Ph.D. in Chemistry). He has served on the board and continues to serve on the board of a myriad of biochemical and pharmaceutical companies. Some examples are Wave Rx, VBI Vaccines, Pulmatrix, Novira Therapeutics, Relypsa, Rennovia, Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research and Semprus Bio Sciences to name a few.

He has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare world. He is currently serving as the managing partner of 5AM Ventures. This is a biochemical company specializing in research to create new prescription drugs. And the company has done that in spades.

Under Scott’s leadership, the company has won FDA Approval for three new drugs. They are Teslascan, OmniScan, and Cubicin. Along with these he produced or co-produced nearly 30 US patents and has published more than a 100 peer reviewed articles. Read more: Scott Racklage | Crunchbase

While working on his Ph.D. at MIT he worked on his thesis under the tutelage of Noble Prize winning scientist Richard Schrock. In fact, it was while attending MIT that Dr. Scott was exposed to the intensity and competition of getting projects and then completing them. It was this kind of pressure cooker exposure that molded Dr. Scott into the successful chemist and businessman he is today.

However, it is not only in the world of business and biochemistry that Scott Rocklage is interested in. along with his wife, they donated money to help renovate a Nano Chemistry and Nano technology lab at MIT. The amount was $250,000.

Along with medical research, 5AM is a company that works closely with start up companies in the Biochemistry and healthcare field. The headquarters of the company is in Paris, France. The philosophy of the company is to work with those who are researching on cutting edge technology in the healthcare world.

Dr. Rocklage will even grant initial capital get things started. Sometimes, 5 AM will even get involved in short term management for start-ups if needed. From all of this, it is easy to see that Dr Rocklage is not intimidated about starting new businesses and that is why at the end of the day he why he is very successful from a business standpoint also.

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