The American Jewish Congress has been a legacy organization of the Jewish community for over 100 years, working to defend Jewish interests at home and abroad through public policy, advocacy, legislation, and the courts.

During the 1960’s, the Congress was an outspoken voice in the Civil Rights Movement, and stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in solidarity with Martin Luther King Jr. as he delivered his historic “I have a dream” speech.

The Civil Rights work of the Congress has focused on advocating for freedom of speech, church-state separation, education, women’s rights, LGBT rights, and, of course, the rights of Jews across the world.