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Nan Aron

Nan Aron is the founder and president of Alliance for Justice, the leading progressive advocacy organization on justice issues since its inception in 1979. Under Aron’s leadership, AFJ has grown to become a national association of more than 130 groups representing various progressive constituencies. At present, AFJ comprises two main programs, the Justice Program and the Bolder Advocacy initiative. Before founding Alliance for Justice, Aron was a staff attorney for the ACLU’s National Prison Project. She challenged conditions in state prison systems through lawsuits in federal and state courts. As a trial attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, she litigated race and sex discrimination cases against companies and unions in federal and district courts.