The American Prospect: Movement in the Fight for Voting Rights Restoration

The American Prospect reports:

New Jersey is another state that has a real chance to make significant change this year. With a new Democratic governor who campaigned on criminal justice reform, Democratic majorities in both houses, and legislation already filed by two veteran senators, the possibilities for success are real. A recent report issued by the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ) called "We Are Not 1844" [sic] makes note of the year felony disenfranchisement was passed and the 94,000 people currently disenfranchised... 

According to Scott Novakowski of the NJISJ, "This is a perfect time to take a look at a policy with such discriminatory impact and no public safety value. We can make New Jersey a model of what an inclusive democracy can look like."