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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…
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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.

AFJ and 71 Groups Demand the Biden Administration Prioritize Judges
Recognizing the sizeable damage Donald Trump has done to the judiciary with over 220 ultraconservative judges, Alliance for Justice along with 71 other organizations shared a statement of principles.

AFJ Condemns Partisan, Discriminatory Speech by Justice Alito
Thursday night, Justice Samuel Alito gave a blisteringly partisan speech to the conservative Federalist Society. His remarks included objections to COVID-19 restrictions, access to contraception, and marriage equality and LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections.

AFJ Opposition to Thomas Kirsch
On October 21, 2020 President Trump nominated Thomas Kirsch to serve as a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Kirsch’s confirmation in a lame duck session would fly in the face of the will of the American people.

2020 Election Assures An End To Ultraconservative Judicial Nominees
The final tallies from the election suggest a significant victory for Joe Biden in the presidential race, though it appears Republicans could still maintain control of the Senate. This will, however, put an end to the constant stream of ultraconservative judges nominated over the past four years.