Alliance for Justice (AFJ) is an active judicial advocacy group in the United States. It was founded in 1979 by its current President Mr. Nan Aron. It is an umbrella coalition representing more than 100 civil rights, women’s, migrants, children’s, and consumer advocacy organizations in the country.
The team ensures that the federal Constitution is upheld and that core values are preserved including human rights and political freedoms. Through its initiatives, the courts have been more accessible to vulnerable groups, and justice has been administered in an evenhanded manner to deserving Americans.
Affiliate AFJ Groups
The Alliance for Justice Bolder Advocacy Chapter promotes the roles of non-profit organizations in the fight for social and political changes. It equips these groups with the resources and the confidence to remain active players in the democratic process. It also advocates for the inclusion of all marginalized groups in the mainstream political decisions of the States.
Alliance for Justice works towards the improvement of the quality of lives of immigrants, children, women, refugees, and marginalized communities. It provides investigative services for violations of human rights, representing refugees seeking asylum and training other human rights groups to facilitate change. In 1985, AFJ launched the Judicial Selection Panel to audit the federal appointments.
It objected to judicial nominees who promised to exercise or impose judicial restraint regardless of the afflictions suffered by the human rights groups. The organization curbs these abuses and other human rights violations by providing information on the prospective nominees to the American Bar Association and the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Larkin and Lacey
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two Arizona-based journalists who co-founded the Phoenix New Times and the Village Voice Media. They were arrested in 2007 for their revelations of a jury proceeding where reporters’ notes were being looked for as well as all the articles covering Arpaio.
The jury was also demanding to know the identity of those subscribers who had read the story about Arpaio online on the New Times pages.
They sued the county and received a settlement of $3.75 million, a compensation they used to fund migrant right organizations and groups throughout the state of Arizona. Read more: Jim Larkin |LinkedIn
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund supports civil rights groups like the CHIRLA. The fund also advocates for Human, civil and migrant rights, along with the freedom of expression and civic participation in the state of Arizona.
The Mexican Border Campaigns
The Colibri Center for Human Rights is located in Tucson, Arizona and has been collaborating with humanitarians, families and rights groups to put an end to indiscriminate killings of immigrants.
The atrocities are specifically committed at the United States-Mexico border. It is one of the few international organizations to benefit from the facilitations of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.
The Alliance for Justice has already made a great contribution and has had a significant impact as far as human, civil and migrant rights are concerned. Many families and groups have actively taken up the role of representing social change and the goals of attaining maximum protection of human rights, and the freedom of expression is being realized.
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