Building Power Transforming Courts Securing Justice for All

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AFJ’s Mission

We build the strength of progressive movements by training and educating nonprofit organizations on advocacy, while harnessing their collective power to transform our state and federal courts.

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We've fought too hard to ensure that 'We the People' really means all of us. We're not just going to let it slip away. That's why the Alliance champions, defends, and enhances constitutional democracy. Because, as Bayard Rustin said, it's through constitutional means and democratic procedures that we make the promise of equality real.

Rakim Brooks

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Tracking Judicial Confirmations

Our courts teams partner with our diverse members and allies to champion movement lawyers, working to balance the judiciary by fighting for confirmations of equal justice champions.

  • 187 Biden Administration Confirmed Judges
  • 23 Pending Nominees to the Federal Bench
  • 11 Nominees Pending on the Senate Floor
  • 74 Federal Judicial Vacancies

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State Court Justice Project

The importance of having highly qualified judges on State Supreme Courts has never been more vital. Ninety-five percent of court cases are heard at the state level and ​​the decisions can change lives forever and have impacts for generations.

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Bolder Advocacy

Our one-of-a-kind, world class Bolder Advocacy program promotes active engagement in democratic processes and institutions by giving nonprofits and foundations the confidence to advocate effectively and by protecting their right to do so. Through our easy-to-use curriculum of training programs, technical assistance, workshops, and tools, we build grassroots power and boost advocacy capacity.

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