Groups Advocating for Civil, Human and Migrant Rights

The human life is essential, and everything must be done to preserve it. However, sometimes this is not always the case. The world is experiencing wars, racial discrimination, domestic violence, gender inequality and children trafficking. As a result, several groups have come up to protect people who have no voice in the society. These groups known as civil, human and migrant rights groups are working hard to bring equality to the community regardless of a person’s status. Discussed below are some of these groups and the role they play in the fight for preserving human rights.


A List of Civil, Human, and Migrant Rights Groups

  • ACLU Immigrant’s Rights Project. The founders of this group, Mike and Jim are devoted to the immigrants. They are fighting to bring equal justice for every person regardless of whether you are an immigrant or a citizen by birth.
  • The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA). Located in California, the organization is committed to fighting for individual and immigrant rights as well.
  • Amazo Watch. The group is based in San Francisco and works closely with environmental organizations to conserve the environment and the people.
  • Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights under Law. Founded in 1963 it is a non-profit organization. The desire of John F. Kennedy to see a change in the country is what birthed this group. It is at the forefront of fighting racial discrimination.
  • The Advocates for Human Rights. This Group is not only seeking to see human equality in the U.S. but globally as well. They have been fighting for human rights for more than 30 years, and they are mostly concerned about women, children, and immigrants.


Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund

The Larkin & Lacey Frontera fund is a group that advocates for immigrants crossing the Mexican border. This group also supports other civil, human and migrants groups. Founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the events leading to the formation of this group were unique. Michael and Jim are journalists who co-founded Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. However, Sherriff Joe Arpaio arrested them for publishing stories about his administration that did not stand well with him.


Luckily, the courts ordered their immediate release, and the Sheriff’s office was ordered to pay them a settlement of $3.75 million. Michael and Jim decided to use this money to fight for the immigrants who were being oppressed by the local authorities.

Madison Street Capital receives prestigious award for magnificent work in the M&A industry

Madison Street Capital has been named the winner for the Debt Financing Deal of the Year at the 16th edition of the annual M&A Advisor Awards held on November 13th, 2017 at Metropolitan Club, New York, NY beating over 650 companies who were also competing for the same prize. Madison Street Capital also made it to the finalist’s list for the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year category and the Financials Deal of the Year (Under 250MM.) category. For the past 16 years, The M&A Advisor Awards Gala has been held on a yearly basis as a deliberate and conscious effort of honoring and celebrating the leading M&A transactions, companies, and dealmakers of that particular year.


A word on Madison Street Capital


Madison Street Capital is a renowned international investment banking company whose core values include but are not limited to integrity, excellence, leadership, and service. Madison Street Capital specializes in delivering top-notch corporate financial advisory services to both public and private enterprises. Considering how time is of ultimate essence especially when it comes to corporate finance matters Madison Street Capital is always able to respond rapidly and in a resolute manner to the various opportunities available. Their approach is carefully crafted in a manner that ensures mutually beneficial corporate finance transactions such that the investors and the business owners go home happy with the deal they just signed. Given their several years of expertise in this field, Madison Street Capital have the skills, know-how, experience, and networks that go a long way in helping them match the suitable buyers and sellers and also and most importantly is their ability to match the suitable financing and capitalization structure to each and every distinct client situation.


Their approach often exhibits their extensive and elaborate understanding of their business and vast experience in their various areas of operations in corporate finance such as mergers and acquisitions, specialized financing, deal structuring, valuation, due diligence and market pricing and the design and implementation of the different exit strategies. Ever since they hit the ground running, they have managed to help clients from several industries attain their goals within the stipulated time frames. Their unmatched experience and deep knowledge of matters corporate finance and corporate governance have given them an edge and this is one of the several reasons many clients give them preference as the go-to partner when in need of competent financial advisory services, mergers and acquisitions and above board valuations. Their immense success over the years has seen them open offices in different parts around the world including Asia, North America and in Africa enabling them to have a closer working relationship with different partners both at a local level while still maintaining their global outlook.

Fabletics Quality Based Fitness Apparel Brand That Offers Value For Money

The trend of people wearing athleisure wear has been increasing at a rapid pace in the last few years, and it has led to the emergence of companies providing athleisure wear. One such company in the market is Fabletics, which started in 2013 and in just a few years has become a leader in its niche. One of the primary reasons why the company has been able to taste success so early is because of the quality of products it supplies and the price range it has kept of its product line. Kate Hudson, who is a prominent Hollywood actress, is one of the three co-owners at Fabletics. She said that at the time of the launch of Fabletics, there weren’t many brands on the market that provided affordable athleisure wear, which is where Fabletics banked upon. And, somehow it clicked with the target audience.


The company is also known for its innovative marketing strategies, and one of the marketing strategies that helped the company soar its sale and revenue is its subscription model. The customers of the company can become its member at a very low fee that would also help them get three items shipped to them every month. It offered busy women a convenient way to shop online and provide value for money. Fabletics has over a million VIP members currently, which is a number that is growing rapidly in the last few years. Moreover, the company continues to launch limited edition product line in collaboration with other celebrities. It is a marketing strategy that has worked wonders for the company and its brand value. The recent limited edition launched in partnership with Demi Lovato was a hit among the consumers, especially the youth.


Fabletics has also implemented the reverse showroom technique pretty efficiently, which is one of the contributing factors for its success. It managed to get its brand value up in its niche with effective online marketing strategies and after that, has opened brick and mortar stores across the country and even overseas. It gives the consumers an opportunity to check out the product range of the company firsthand. It has also helped Fabletics gain a substantial amount of VIP members. Fabletics takes the customer service seriously and has a dedicated customer support service that ensures that the customers get fast and attentive service at all times. All these factors have combined to make Fabletics a leading fitness apparel brand in the market.

Banco Bradesco Is One Of Brazil’s Major Technology Investors According To CEO Luiz Carlos Trabuco

Brazil has four very big banks. Itaú Unibanco, Banco do Brazil, Caixa Econômica Federal, and Banco Brazil. Those banks offer a full range of banking services and products for businesses as well as for consumers. Bradesco is the second largest bank in the group, but Bradesco wasn’t always known by that name. In 1943, Amador Aguiar, the founder of the Marilia-based bank, started doing business under the name Banco Brasileiro Descontos. But the six-member Board of Directors decided to change the name of the bank to Bradesco in 1988. Chairman Lázaro de Mello Brandão thought the name Bradesco was easier for people to remember. Combining Aguiar’s vision into a one-word moniker was the Brazilian way of making the bank more attractive in foreign markets.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco, the current CEO and newly appointed Chairman of the Board, didn’t become president and CEO until 2009, so he didn’t have a major say in the name change. But he stood behind the new name because he was a VP in those days. Trabuco would later become a staunch advocate of the new name in stock markets around the world. Bradesco stock is active on the Madrid, Sao Paulo, and New York Stock Exchange.

Read more: Bradesco to Choose Board Member as New President, says Trabuco

Bank historians who study the ups and downs of Brazilian banking say three men are responsible for the unprecedented growth of Bradesco. Amador Aguiar, Lázaro de Mello Brandão, and Luiz Carlos Trabuco are the only men to make it to the top in the Bradesco banking organization. But Trabuco doesn’t like to take credit for the bank’s success, and Lázaro de Mello Brandão doesn’t take the credit either. Both men say the executive team and the more than 105,000 employees play an important role in the bank’s impressive net income year after year. In 2016, Bradesco had a net income of $4.6 billion, and Trabuco expects to beat that figure in 2017.

The Chairman of the Board role is not a job most bankers want. Bankers like to be on the front lines of banking and being the chairman is a backdoor role that often goes unnoticed. But Lázaro de Mello Brandão changed that description over the last 25 years. Brandão was always visible. He instigated the mergers and acquisitions that put Bradesco in rare banking company. But although Brandão was visible most of those years, the man who was the face and leader of the bank operations and strategy was Luiz Carlos Trabuco. No one in Brazil’s banking community will deny the impact Trabuco has on the mission and the values of the bank.

Trabuco is not from the same banking mold as most bankers. He’s not an accountant or a financial analyst by design. He’s a thinker and a student of philosophy and psychology. After graduating from the University of Sao Paulo with a philosophy degree, he went looking for a job. Banco Brasileiro Descontos was the first company that took a chance and hired him in 1969 even though he was not really banking material. But Brandão took him under his banking wing, and the rest is, as they say, is banking history. Trabuco is taking over for Brandão. Luiz is the new chairman, but he is still the president and CEO until a new CEO comes on board. The new CEO will follow the promotion trend in Bradesco according to Seven Bradesco VPs are on the shortlist. And all of them know how to work with Trabuco.

All the Bradesco employees have a favorite candidate, but Octavio de Lazari, the president of the bank’s successful insurance arm may be the next CEO. Octavio is following in the banking footsteps of Mr. Trabuco. Mr. Trabuco was the president of that division for six years before taking over as CEO.