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Alliance for Justice

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Causes: Civil Rights, Nonprofit Management, Public & Societal Benefit

Mission: Alliance for Justice is a national association of more than 100 organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy. For more than 30 years we have been leaders in the fight for a more equitable society on behalf of a broad constituency of environmental, consumer, civil and women's rights, children's, senior citizens' and other groups. Alliance for Justice is premised on the belief that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have our voice heard when government makes decisions that affect our lives.

Results: AFJ actively promotes a fair and independent judiciary, protects the rights of nonprofits to advocate, and safeguards the civil justice system.

Geographic areas served: National

Programs: Afj's bolder advocacy program strengthens the capacity of the public interest community to influence public policy. Bolder advocacy promotes the 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. Our goal is to demystify and decode advocacy by equipping organizations with knowledge and tools. We help organizations fully understand the rules and become assertive in their right to pursue their policy goals. Bolder advocacy amplifies the voice of nonprofits and foundations. We equip nonprofits and foundations through training, assistance, plain language publications and public education to engage effectively in advocacy. Our bolder advocacy programs develop new tools and resources for nonprofits and foundations to enhance their effectiveness and more fully realize their potential as agents of change.

the judicial selection project monitors and investigates nominations to the federal bench and engages the public to ensure that the federal judiciary reflects the diversity of americans, adheres to the highest legal standards and comprises judges who are fair independent and compassionate. It also monitors and reports on the growing influence of corporate influence on the judiciary and the implications for americans as the law increasingly reflects this.

access to justice project protects and promotes the value of a vigorous civil justice system and monitors and exposes threats to the rule of law. The access to justice project educates the public and policy makers through rigorous research, comprehensive written reports, and publications and information for the public.

fellows program introduces recent college and law school graduates to public interest careers and service.

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Rating: 5

AFJ is a much need nonprofit in a society that is far too apathetic. We must never give up our Constitutional rights to a trial by jury, to the right to legal counsel, to refuse to be dragged from our homes in the night, never to be heard from again. If we give up our freedom to fear, corrupt politicians, and the military-industrial complex, then the terrorists will have won. They will have destroyed what is unique and glorious about our country.



Rating: 5

I get very depressed about how little information I have to base my moral opinions and actions on, about important governmental decisions that will impact my life without me knowing until it's too late. I rely heavily on the tireless work of Alliance for Justice so that I can keep my faith and my energy going in the right direction. For that I am very grateful - thanks!