WASHINGTON, DC, March 9, 2020 – Alliance for Justice is proud to welcome Myesha Braden as its new Director of Special Justice Initiatives.
In this newly created position, Braden will play a key role in advancing AFJ’s Building the Bench initiative, which aims to identify demographically and professionally diverse legal talent and mobilize a coalition of committed partners to advocate for the nomination of diverse judicial nominees on day one of the next administration. With her vast array of leadership and legal experience, she will also help develop new aspects of AFJ’s Justice work, furthering the organization’s mission to champion and secure a government where all voices, regardless of wealth, power, or privilege, are heard and valued.
Braden brings a distinguished background as a civil rights attorney to AFJ. She previously served as the inaugural Director for the Criminal Justice Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. For more than a decade, Braden worked as a federal prosecutor and trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice. During that time, she also spent a year as a Senior Policy Advisor to the White House, serving in the White House Domestic Policy Council and the Office of National Drug Control Policy, among other responsibilities.
Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron issued the following statement:
“We are thrilled that Myesha will be adding her brilliance to the vital work we are doing here at Alliance for Justice. For three years now, we’ve watched President Trump and Senate Republicans rubber-stamp a series of ultraconservative and unqualified nominees with their heart set on turning back the clock on essential civil rights and legal protections. Myesha will be a stalwart advocate for reversing the harm done to our courts and advancing outstanding jurists to the bench.”