AJP Action was founded in 2021 as an affiliated organization of AJP Educational Foundation, Inc., which does business as American Muslims for Palestine (AMP). AMP was founded in 2006 to educate and organize the Muslim community to take action for Palestinian rights. AMP also advocated for Palestinian rights on Capitol Hill within the limits available to a 501(c)(3) organization.
Since 2015, AMP helped to open up unprecedented space on Capitol Hill to advocate for Palestinian rights. However, AMP realized that it could take more advantage of the many opportunities available to advocate for Palestinian rights by spinning off an affiliated 501(c)(4) organization to engage in unlimited amounts of lobbying and endorse candidates who support Palestinian rights.
Although AMP was, and will continue to be, centered on organizing the Muslim community, it has always been ecumenical in its organizing, bringing together people of all faiths to advocate for Palestinian rights.
In this same spirit, membership in AJP Action is open to any person in the United States who supports Palestinian rights.