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If We Want Our Share Of Tax Dollars, Electoral Votes, We Must Get The 2020 Census Right, Group Says

Ten years. That’s how long we’ll have to live with a mistake if we get it wrong a year from today – on Census Day.

RVCC Brings Justice To Life With Multi-Faceted Arts Production

Raritan Valley Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department will present "And Justice for All," an evening of art and conversation focused on social justice and equality on March 30 in the Edward Nash Theatre at the Branchburg campus.

Institute To Hold Press Call On Release Of Report On Benefits Of Matched Savings Accounts

Institute to Hold Press Call on Release of Report on Benefits of Matched Savings Accounts

Education and Civil Rights Organizations Submit Amicus Brief Supporting New York State’s Challenge to Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

March 28, 2019 – A group of education and civil rights organizations this week submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of New York ‘s challenge to the inclusion of a citizenship question into the 2020 Census. The KIPP Foundation, Advocates for Children of New York, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and UnidosUS warn a citizenship question would “exacerbate the undercount that already plagues immigrant communities of color.”

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.