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Four decades of fighting for justice

Since 1979, AFJ has been the leader in advocating for a fair and independent justice system, preserving access to the courts, and empowering people to advocate on behalf of the issues they believe in. AFJ’s strength is rooted in our membership of over 120 organizations who share a commitment to a justice, freedom, and equality.
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Alliance for Justice is a national association of over 120 organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society. Since 1979, AFJ has been the leader in advocating for a fair and independent justice system, preserving access to…
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Member Organizations

At Alliance for Justice’s founding, a handful of organizations came together to protect core constitutional rights. Forty years later, our strength remains rooted in our membership of more than 120 organizations. Diverse in their missions, members are united in their commitment to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society. AFJ’s…
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Judicial Nominations

Every day, federal judges uphold the Constitution, place a check on overzealous legislatures, and help Americans find justice. AFJ’s Justice Program monitors and assesses federal judicial nominations to ensure our courts are staffed with highly qualified judges that will safeguard the rights of all, not just the wealthy and powerful.
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Bolder Advocacy

Bolder Advocacy promotes active engagement in the policy making process by giving nonprofits and foundations the confidence to speak out courageously and protecting their right to do so. Bolder Advocacy provides nonprofits with the knowledge they need to become confident advocates. Our staff attorneys conduct workshops and…
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Join the Fight Our courts are the last line of protection against an administration that is putting people’s lives at risk through its abusive and radical actions. It’s up to us to take a stand. Join the fight to ensure that our judiciary respects our constitutional rights and liberties. Check…
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Our Impact

AFJ has been a leader in galvanizing the largest and most diverse coalition of progressive advocates in our nation’s history and energizing millions of people from all walks of life to prioritize the courts. Our Bolder Advocacy program has trained thousands of nonprofits and foundations on how to advocate for their missions. Alliance for Justice is working toward a brighter and more just future. We hope you will join us.

Lower Court Expansion Essential For Administration Of Justice
Today Rep. Hank Johnson introduced new legislation that would add 203 new seats on the nation’s lower courts. The legislation follows a bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Chris Coons and Todd Young this week that would add 77 new district court judgeships.

Member Spotlight: DC Justice Lab
Every month AFJ likes to shine the spotlight on our fantastic members working across the country. This month’s spotlight featured DC Justice Lab, which focuses on large-scale changes to DC’s criminal legal system.

Alliance for Justice Announces Rakim Brooks as Next President
The Board of Directors of Alliance for Justice is honored to announce that it has selected ACLU Senior Campaign Strategist and Obama administration alum Rakim H.D. Brooks to be AFJ’s next president. Rakim will succeed current AFJ President and Founder Nan Aron, who has led AFJ for 42 years.

Investigation Into Kavanaugh Allegations Must Be Fully Detailed
In an exchange of letters reported today between the FBI and Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Chris Coons, the FBI acknowledged that the Trump administration only authorized the agency to conduct an extremely limited investigation into the sexual assault allegations made against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation process.