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.

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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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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. 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.

Alliance for Justice Condemns Rampant Police Brutality
“We cannot restore George Floyd’s life. But we can and we must bring an end to police brutality. If we cannot achieve that goal, then we will continue to fail Black Americans.”

Taking Away Health Care From Millions Is No Laughing Matter
There’s nothing funny about threatening to take people’s health care away, least of all in the midst of a deadly pandemic. Such a simple notion of morality is lost, however, on Justin Walker, the 37-year-old Mitch McConnell protégé that Trump has tapped for a lifetime appointment on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the second most powerful court in the country.

Justin Walker Is Not Fit to Sit on the D.C. Circuit: Why the D.C. Circuit Impacts Each of Us
The D.C. Circuit is considered the second most powerful court in the country. Despite its name, its decisions reach far beyond the District of Columbia, impacting every single American in every corner of the country.

Private Foundations Engaging in Direct Advocacy Amid Disaster
As government officials around the globe work to respond to public health and economic emergencies, it is essential that they hear from the communities hardest hit by crises. This new resource from Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy program is geared towards private foundations that want to speak out directly on relief efforts and lift up proposals their grantees and communities have developed.