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NJISJ Testimony For NJ Senate Labor Committee

December 03, 2018

Testimony of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice in Support of S.3061, S.3063, and S.3065 New Jersey State Senate Labor Committee

Leading Advocates and Civil Rights Groups Oppose New Jersey Redistricting Plan that Elevates Partisanship Over People

November 26, 2018

On November 26, 2018, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, along with several other leading advocates and Civil Rights groups opposed a redistricting plan that would result in racial discrimination. The coalition of groups emphasized the importance of protecting democracy by maintaining fair processes and putting people first.

Op-Ed: Higher Minimum Wage, Apprenticeships Are Keys To American Dream In NJ

November 15, 2018

We must expand opportunities for people to get jobs that pay a living wage without incurring substantial amounts of debt.

Upcoming Events

Thu, Feb 28, 2019
06:30 PM

655 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102, United States Prudential Tower
Newark, NJ

The Institute at 20

Please join us for a conversation moderated by Elise Boddie with Institute leaders Ken Zimmerman, Cornell Brooks, and Ryan Haygood on the defining social justice struggles for New Jersey.

Given the significant challenges we face, we have only two options: to embrace chaos or embrace community. We choose community. Join us as we work to bend our neighborhoods toward the beloved community.


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