WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2015  Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement today concerning the Journey for Justice:

Today, a 1,000 mile march from Selma, Ala. to Washington, D.C., called the Journey for Justice, reaches its conclusion.  The march, led by the NAACP, highlights the urgent need to fight income equality, guarantee equal educational opportunity, reform our criminal justice system and guarantee the right to vote.

We commend the leaders and members of the NAACP for more than a century of leadership on this journey; we are proud to march beside them.

Alliance for Justice, www.afj.org believes that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have their voices heard when government makes decisions that affect their lives. We are a national association of over 100 organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society. Through our justice programs, we lead the progressive community in the fight for a fair judiciary, and through our advocacy programs, we help nonprofits and foundations to realize their advocacy potential.