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’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

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

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

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

Sessions Memo Disappoints New Jersey Attorney General

On his way out the door, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ memo made clear his disdain for consent decrees to reform wayward law enforcement agencies.