NJISJ welcomes the inaugural Democracy and Justice Fellow


The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice is thrilled to welcome Ron Pierce as the inaugural Democracy and Justice Fellow. The Fellowship, which is awarded to an advocate who has been formerly incarcerated, focuses on restoring voting rights to people with convictions.

Ron is a frequent commentator and lecturer on issues related to voting rights, reentry, and the human rights of the incarcerated. His writing has been published in NJ Spotlight and Truth Out. Ron graduated from Rutgers University-Newark Summa Cum Laude in 2018 and was a recipient of the Vera Institute Scholarship.