Alliance for Justice (AFJ) is a national association of 120 organizations representing a broad array of civil rights, environmental, immigration, disability, consumer, workers, women’s, LGBTQ, and other groups committed to democratic values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society.
AFJ has two distinct but complementary programs. Our Justice Program focuses on ensuring that the federal judiciary advances core constitutional values, preserves human rights and unfettered access to the courts, and adheres to the even-handed administration of justice for all. Our Bolder Advocacy (BA) Program works with nonprofits and foundations to help them navigate the rules surrounding 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and PAC rules so they can be more courageous in their advocacy.
Our federal courts have been packed with ultra-conservative ideologues intent on turning back the clock on our rights and liberties. AFJ’s cutting-edge research, thoughtful analysis, and targeted advocacy efforts make us the “go-to source” on judicial nominees. AFJ influences the judicial selection process through an unparalleled combination of technical expertise; research capacity; a network of legal advocates and grassroots supporters; and well-developed media contacts.
Across the country, assaults on civil and human rights have illustrated the tremendous importance of civic engagement. Nonprofits and the philanthropic community are working to safeguard reproductive rights, access to health care, protections for women, immigrants, formerly incarcerated individuals, consumers, workers, and the environment with an unprecedented outpouring of energy and activism. These groups are also employing a host of advocacy strategies—many for the first time—to protect our democratic principles and institutions. AFJ’s Bolder Advocacy program serves as an indispensable resource for funders and nonprofits seeking to maximize their capacity to use advocacy to realize their missions and meet their goals.