We are working to make the promise of democracy real for people of color across New Jersey by working to expand access to the polls and restoring the right to vote to people with criminal convictions.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we must keep democracy accessible to all. We asked elected officials to do it through Vote-by-Mail.
Read the Institute's new report profiling people denied the vote
Institute Associate Counsel and Debevoise Fellow Scott Novakowski writes for NJ Spotlight on why we must restore the right to vote to people with criminal convictions.
New Jersey lawmakers have an opportunity to promote an inclusive democratic process that maximizes participation from all of its residents, says a new report released by the New Jersey Institute and the Brennan Center for Justice.
The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice sends a letter to New Jersey’s top election officials telling them to reject the Commission on Election Integrity’s request for voter data.
Today, nearly 175 years later, though legal slavery has been abolished and New Jersey no longer explicitly prohibits Black people from voting, New Jersey continues to deny voting rights to people with criminal convictions.
A Census undercount could mean less political power and funding for essential programs and services for New Jersey.
The Institute files amicus brief with US Supreme Court against citizenship question on 2020 Census.
Read about the barriers to voting and the policies that will address them
Contact the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice at email@example.com to find out how you can get involved to help expand access to the voting booth for communities of color and restore the right to vote to those with criminal convictions.