We are leading the fight to ensure our nation’s justice system advances core constitutional values, preserves critical rights and unfettered access to the courts, and protects the rights of all - not just the wealthy and powerful.

We are empowering individuals and organizations to advocate boldly.

We are fighting for our rights and our courts.

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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 protect 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…
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Bolder Advocacy

Bolder Advocacy promotes active engagement in the policy making process by giving nonprofits and foundations the confidence to boldly advocate and by 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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Take Action

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. Check out AFJ Action Campaign, a separate 501(c)(4) entity, for resources for individuals and 501(c)(4)…
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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.

47 Years of Roe v. Wade
On January 22, 1973, 47 years ago, the United States Supreme Court issued the landmark decision Roe v. Wade, making clear that the U.S. Constitution protects a woman’s right to decide whether to have an abortion. In the years since, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists have fought to gut the scope of its protections by passing laws that severely limit access to and stigmatize those who exercise this critical right.

As we mark the 47th anniversary of #RoevWade, the Supreme Court is getting ready to hear a case that poses a major threat to our reproductive rights – and raises questions about the legitimacy of #SCOTUS itself. #courtsmatter

Trump’s Attacks on Our Justice System: 2017 – 2019
Of all the ways President Donald Trump has undermined our democracy, his massive reshaping of the courts will be the hardest to undo. Our latest report offers a retrospective on Trump’s transformation of the courts over his first three years in office, specifically highlighting how the process accelerated during 2019.

A Real Trial Needs Witnesses
The House managers have marched the two articles of impeachment across the capitol to the Senate and the trial of Donald Trump has begun in earnest. Yet, a central issue remains unresolved: whether the Senate will hear witness testimony.