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League of Women Voters of New Jersey Welcomes New Leadership

ACLU-NJ & NJ Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement: NJ Rises as National Leader on Criminal Justice Reform as Gov. Murphy Signs Isolated Confinement Restriction Act into Law

NJ Rises as National Leader on Criminal Justice Reform as Gov. Murphy Signs Isolated Confinement Restriction Act into Law

Gov. Murphy answers call for change from survivors of solitary confinement, the ACLU-NJ, New Jersey Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, its member organizations, and New Jersey residents

Census 2020 NJ Coalition Hails Big Wins for Census: State Funding, No Citizenship Question, State Commission Plan Published

 

Census 2020 NJ Coalition Hails Big Wins for Census: State Funding, No Citizenship Question, State Commission Plan Published

State Funding for Census 2020: N.J, $9 Million; Pa. $0

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: 

Days after their U.S. Supreme Court victory — which took on new significance Tuesday — immigrant advocates, community groups, and local governments that will try to persuade residents to participate in the 2020 Census were keeping a nerve-wracking watch on budget developments in Harrisburg and Trenton.

Supreme Court Decision Blocks Citizenship Question

Cape May County Herald reports:

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court June 27 issued a victory for census advocates, keeping the citizenship question off the 2020 Census.

OFFICIALS, ADVOCATES IN NJ HAIL HIGH-COURT RULING ON CENSUS CITIZEN QUESTION

NJ Spotlight reports: 

Many say Trump administration lacks sufficient time to restate case before the national nose count must start.

Stop 'Making Black and Brown People Second-Class Citizens’: Officials Push Criminal Justice Changes

NJ.com reports: 

Marijuana decriminalization and expungement have gotten the headlines in New Jersey lately, but those two issues are just the beginning of a broad social justice agenda being pushed forward by the black and Latino caucuses in the state Legislature.

Black and Latino Legislators, Statewide Clergy and Civil Rights Leaders Demand Social and Racial Justice Legislation

Insider NJ reports: 

TRENTON – New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus Chair Senator Ronald L. Rice (D-28) joined with fellow legislators from the New Jersey Legislative Black and Latino Caucuses and prominent state civil rights organizers and faith leaders to demonstrate their solidarity in a unified call to action for passage of legislation to end social injustice in New Jersey.

SCOTUS Rules On Citizenship Question On Census, But Uncertainty Remains

Northjersey.com reports: 

A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that found the Trump administration failed to give an adequate justification to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 census was quickly praised by New York and New Jersey officials and advocates who have argued that the question would have deterred immigrants from participating. 

Black, Latinx and Other Community Leaders Want a Millionaires Tax, too.

From NJ.com:

New Jersey is one of the most diverse states in the nation, and we are stronger — culturally and economically — because of it.