We were founded in 2005 and re-launched in 2018 to provide Latino leaders nationwide a platform and voice in matters related to our judicial system.
Latinos for a Fair Judiciary is dedicated to calling out the importance of the U.S. Supreme Court on the lives of American Latinos and elevating diverse voices on the most pressing legal issues facing our nation today. Spurred by President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, we're rising to ensure the Latino community is part of the national conversation about our judiciary, with a special focus on Nevada, Arizona, and Florida — where our numbers are growing and organizing power is mounting.
WHO WE ARE
Latinos for a Fair Judiciary is the sum of its parts — we are a non-partisan network of elected officials, legal, civil rights, labor, and academic leaders committed to raising awareness around the impact federal courts and judges have on the Latino community.
What We Do
Through press relations, Hill outreach, and event organizing, we make sure Latino leaders have a voice that's heard on the media and in the halls of Congress. We provide Latinos for a Fair Judiciary participants with targeted messaging, media training, and opportunities to join the national conversation around SCOTUS.
We were formed in April 2005 under the name Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary and revived when Justice Souter’s announced his retirement in 2009 to build support for Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation. In 2010, we used the process to replace Justice John Paul Stevens with Justice Elena Kagan as an opportunity to continue promoting the inclusion of Latino voices in public debate and commentary on the judiciary. And once again in 2016, we created pressure for senators in key states to consider Judge Merrick Garland as a replacement for Justice Scalia. Today, we're holding key senators accountable to the concerns of Latinos regarding the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh under the banner of Latinos for a Fair Judiciary.
CUrrent and Past participating organizations
- Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)
- Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
- League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
- Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)
- U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI)
- LatinoJustice/Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Educational Fund (PRLDEF)
- National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
- PODER PAC
- Hispanic Bar Association of DC
- California La Raza Lawyers Association
- Mexican American Bar Association of Los Angeles County (MABA)