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Alliance for Justice


Founded: 1979

Founder: Nan Aron

Website: http://www.afj.org/


11 Dupont Circle NW

Suite 200

Washington DC 20036


  • A coalition of left-wing progressive organizations
  • Systematically opposes Republican judicial nominees as “right­wing extremists,” “ultraconservatives,” or racists and sexists
  • Generally supports Democrat judicial nominees


AFJ has received financial support from numerous major philanthropies, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Beldon Fund, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the JEHT Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, George Soros’s Open Society Institute, the Public Welfare Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Scherman Foundation, the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy, the Streisand Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, the Tides Foundation, and the Turner Foundation.

2008 – 2016 federal grants:

Key people:

  1. Nan AronPresident
  2. Ken GrossingerChair
  3. Paulette MeyerVice Chair
  4. Barbara Gonzalez-McIntoshSecretary-Treasurer


Board of Directors

  1. Nan Aron
  2. David Goldston
  3. Barbara Gonzalez-McIntosh
  4. Ken Grossinger
  5. Deepak Gupta
  6. Clay Hiles
  7. Surina Khan
  8. Farhana Khera
  9. Rachel Levin
  10. David Lipman
  11. Bill Lurye
  12. Paulette Meyer
  13. Norman Rosenberg
  14. Jahan Sagafi
  15. Arnold Spellun
  16. Roger Vann
  17. Bradley Whitford


  1. Nan AronPresident
  2. Anese ClarkDatabase Manager
  3. Alisha DingusIndividual Giving Manager
  4. Heidi GiderDirector of Development
  5. Daniel L. GoldbergLegal Director
  6. Sue HoechstetterSenior Advisor for Foundation Advocacy and Evaluation
  7. Aaron JordanDorot Fellow, Justice Programs
  8. Laurie KinneyDirector of Communications
  9. Abby LevineDirector, Bolder Advocacy
  10. Karol Alzate LondonoKlagsbrun Outreach Fellow
  11. Sara MatlinBilingual West Coast Counsel, Bolder Advocacy Initiative
  12. Keely MonroeCounsel, Bolder Advocacy Initiative
  13. Britney MumfordOutreach Associate
  14. Lisa NashDorot Fellow
  15. Natalie Roetzel OssenfortDirector, Texas Office
  16. Ronnie PawelkoElections Counsel
  17. Alicia PeytonDirector of Administration
  18. Nikhil PillaiCounsel, Bolder Advocacy Initiative
  19. Alexa PintoProgram Coordinator
  20. Elizabeth Posner Director of Foundation Relations
  21. Nona RandoisSouthern California Director
  22. Susan RheaWeb Manager
  23. Megan SimonsCommunications Manager
  24. Shyaam Subramanian Southern California Counsel
  25. Keith ThirionDirector of Outreach
  26. Bridget WinklerExecutive Assistant
  27. Susanna YoungDevelopment Associate
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