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New Jersey Institute for Social Justice Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, New Jersey’s premier social and racial justice legal advocacy organization, kicked off its 20th Anniversary year celebration on February 28 with a panel discussion featuring its former and current leaders on the defining social justice issues in New Jersey.

100,000 Adults in New Jersey Don't Have the Right to Vote. Let's Change That Now.

This past Sunday, my team at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice joined thousands of people in a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 54th Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” and to honor the heroes who shed blood to secure the fundamental right to vote.

We can honor their memory right here in New Jersey by fulfilling their goal of ensuring that everyone, regardless of race or criminal history, can exercise that sacred right.

Formerly incarcerated speakers advocate for the voting rights of the incarcerated in a SPEAR organized panel

In a panel discussion on the relationship between voting rights and criminal justice reform on Tuesday, March 5, Cassandra Severe, the first speaker, walked the audience through her life journey.

’94 Percent’ Movement Discusses Social Justice, Wage Gap In Trenton

’94 Percent’ Movement Discusses Social Justice, Wage Gap In Trenton

Testimony of Ryan P. Haygood, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice in support of S-2100 before the New Jersey Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

Chairman Beach, Vice-Chair Cruz-Perez, and Senators Brown, Stack, and Thompson: Thank you for the opportunity to submit this testimony to the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee in support of S-2100, historic legislation that will restore the fundamental right to vote to nearly 100,000 people in prison, on parole, or on probation.

Testimony of Ronald Pierce, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice in support of S-2100 before the New Jersey Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee

Good morning, Chairman Beach, Vice-Chair Cruz-Perez, and Senators Brown, Stack, and Thompson: Thank you for the opportunity to share my story in support of S-2100, historic legislation that will restore the fundamental right to vote to nearly 100,000 people in prison, on parole, or on probation.

NJISJ Testimony before the New Jersey Complete Count Commission

The Honorable Tahesha Way
Secretary of State of New Jersey
State of New Jersey, Department of State
20 West State Street, Fourth Floor
P.O. Box 300
Trenton, NJ 08625

Re: New Jersey Complete Count Commission

Dear Chairwoman Way and Members of the New Jersey Complete Count Commission:

I am Patricia Williamson, the New Jersey Counts Project Director at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (the “Institute”). The Institute is a legal advocacy organization that works to ensure that urban residents live in a society that respects their humanity, provides equality of economic opportunity, empowers them to use their voice in the political process, and protects equal justice.

NJISJ Redistricting Testimony

Testimony of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice before the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism, and Historic Preservation Committee on SCR43/SCR152

NJISJ Testimony For NJ Senate Labor Committee

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