During the COVID-19 pandemic, we must keep our upcoming elections robust, safe and accessible to all. Choosing our leaders is more important than ever. The Institute and 34 other state and national organizations made specific recommendations in our letter to elected officials. Read it here.
Read our lawsuit saying New Jersey must provide notice and opportunity to cure rejected mail-in ballots.
Interested in hosting local candidates to meet with community members? Use our Virtual Candidate Forum Toolkit to learn how to do this safely online during this public health crisis.
Read our letter to New Jersey counties demanding that mail-in ballot boxes be moved from police stations here.
Learn why your vote for elected officials is your vote on policing.
Facebook Live Video: Listen to Democracy and Justice Director Henal Patel and Communications Director Laurie Beacham Talk Democracy in the Age of COVID-19.
Read our lawsuit saying New Jersey must provide notice and opportunity to cure rejected mail-in ballots
Watch Democracy & Justice Director Henal Patel, and Communications Director Laurie Beacham discuss D & J during the pandemic.
Click here to watch Newark residents give their thoughts on low voter turnout
Click here to read our recommendations to safeguard against disenfranchisement of voters, without posing undue risks to public health and safety.
Click here to read our letter urging NJ lawmakers to immediately pass and sign legislation to mail and provide prepaid postage for vote-by-mail applications and ballots
Click here to read our full letter to Governor Murphy and other elected officials
Read about the barriers to voting and the policies that will address them
The Institute files amicus brief with US Supreme Court against citizenship question on 2020 Census.
A Census undercount could mean less political power and funding for essential programs and services for New Jersey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contact the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.