New Jersey was known as “the slave state of the North.”

As a result of that enduring legacy, Black people in New Jersey today face some of the worst racial disparities in America.

It is time to repair that enduring harm. It is time to say the word: REPARATIONS.

Join us to urge New Jersey to pass S386/A938 to establish a Reparations Task Force. This historic legislation will require New Jersey to study and take responsibility for its role in American slavery and to make policy recommendations to repair its enduring effects. Last year, California became the first state in the country to ever pass this kind of legislation.

With your advocacy, New Jersey will be the second.

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Watch Institute Staff Say the Word: REPARATIONS