Since Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin live in a town that is on the border of Mexico, there are many minorities and immigrants who are in their area.
They are people who are just trying to live their lives and Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were aware of that when they started out by helping people with the issues they were facing.
The men knew, though, they would need to try to help people even when it was hard or when the situation got serious. They had to stick to their goal no matter what was happening around them. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and https://about.me/jim_larkin
As the men quickly learned, there were people who did not support what they were doing. The sheriff of their town did not support it and especially did not like that they were talking about him with all the things they had pointed out in the feedback they had given by being journalists.
The men knew what they were doing but they also knew they had to do it if they wanted to protect the immigrants who were in the community. They knew it was part of what they had originally set out to do so they continued to offer information on the sheriff and the things he was doing.
Even though Lacey and Larkin already had evidence that the sheriff was doing things that were not good for the community, the irrefutable proof came in that they were arrested for just trying to talk about what he was doing. It made big problems for them and made things hard on them because of the issues they were facing.
Michael and Jim wanted to show people they could try different things and wanted to make sure they were doing everything right no matter what issues they were facing in the community they had become a part of.
After they were arrested, Larkin and Lacey began to see how things would change. They wanted to show people they could realize their true potential and that’s what they did.
They won money in a settlement from the sheriff and used that money to start a cause. With this cause, they felt it was important to help people.
The Frontera Fund became a reality and allowed the men to show others what they could do and how they could get the rights they deserved even if they were a part of a minority group.