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Even if you don’t know Faith Ringgold . . . (2013)

The ACLU of New Jersey Foundation is the honored beneficiary of a work of art created exclusively for us by internationally acclaimed artist Faith Ringgold. Faith’s story quilts and distinctly American flags – America, the beautiful, and America, the ugly – hang in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. Art like hers is what the ACLU exists to defend. She has used her art to voice her opinions on race and gender inequality. Faith, a New Jersey resident, has generously created a limited series of 100 prints for the ACLU of New Jersey Foundation. More »

Ask Udi Anything (2013)

Get to know ACLU-NJ Executive Director Udi Ofer as he answers questions from our supporters about marriage equality, police misconduct, and even his favorite karaoke song!

The ACLU-NJ on Newark's New Video Recording Policy (2012)

Khaliah Fitchette was going to downtown Newark with friends on a New Jersey Transit bus after school on March 22, 2010. When the bus rolled down a hill, a man fell from his seat and into the aisle, creating a scene. The driver pulled over and called Newark Police for assistance, and Fitchette, who began recording the incident on her cellphone. When two officers boarded, one officer ordered Fitchette to turn off her phone to prevent any videos from appearing online. Fitchette refused; she didn't want to miss any incoming calls. More »

A Student's Right to Financial Aid (2012)

As a child, A.Z. spent much of her free time writing, hoping one day to become a journalist. She moved one step closer to that dream when she was accepted to numerous universities with journalism programs. But when A.Z., kept anonymous to protect her privacy, applied for a Tuition Aid Grant from the State of New Jersey, she was rejected. Although A.Z. was born and raised in the United States, the state refused her grant application because her parents were “not legal New Jersey residents.” More »

ACLU-NJ Police Tape App (2012)

Citizens can hold police accountable in the palms of their hands with "Police Tape," a smartphone application from the ACLU of New Jersey that allows people to securely and discreetly record and store interactions with police, as well as provide legal information about citizens' rights when interacting with the police. Thanks to the generosity of app developer OpenWatch, the ACLU-NJ is providing Police Tape to the public free of charge. More »

I believe in the ACLU Because (2012)

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An Unlawful Refusal to Sell Emergency Contraception (2012)

When Andrew Andrade tried to buy Plan B, an FDA-approved brand of emergency contraception, at his local Jersey City Rite Aid on April 23, the staff member behind the pharmacy counter refused to sell it to him. Another staff member claimed incorrectly that the law prohibited men from buying emergency contraception, and the pharmacy manager repeated this mistake and confirmed the store’s policy of not selling it to men. Immediately after the experience at Rite Aid, he was able to purchase it at a nearby pharmacy without incident. More »

TRU-ID Press Conference: ACLU-NJ Lawsuit Halts New State ID Program 1:2 (2012)

Video from the press conference where the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey announced that it filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Mercer County on May 4, 2012 and won a court order to restrict the implementation of the state’s new TRU-ID licensing program, which was scheduled to go into effect May 7. The lawsuit asserts that the Motor Vehicle Commission violated New Jersey’s Administrative Procedure Act, which dictates that any new rule or regulation requires, at a minimum, public notice and the chance for citizen review. More »

TRU-ID Press Conference: ACLU-NJ Lawsuit Halts New State ID Program 2:2 (2012)

Video from the press conference where the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey announced that it filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in Mercer County on May 4, 2012 and won a court order to restrict the implementation of the state’s new TRU-ID licensing program, which was scheduled to go into effect May 7. The lawsuit asserts that the Motor Vehicle Commission violated New Jersey’s Administrative Procedure Act, which dictates that any new rule or regulation requires, at a minimum, public notice and the chance for citizen review. More »

Protecting the Integrity of the Badge (2012)

Good internal affairs practices help protect the integrity of a police department. Correct handling on internal affairs complaints protect both citizens and law enforcement personnel. But not every officer receives clear training about how to handle internal affairs complaints. This five-minute roll call training for police officers features James Abbott (Chief of the West Orange Police Department), Samuel DeMaio (Director of the Newark Police Department), Bryan Gurney (Chief of the Ramsey Police Department and President of the Bergen County Chiefs Association), More »

50 Years on the Front Lines of Freedom (2010)

On June 16, 2010, the ACLU-NJ celebrated 50 years of guarding liberty for all. In this film, we share our recent victories and speak from our stance on the front lines of freedom. More »

Unlock the Vote (2008)

A look into the lives of former offenders in New Jersey fighting to win back their right to vote. Unlock the Vote asks legal experts, criminal justice professionals, and the disfranchised citizens of New Jersey a simple question: What good can come of depriving people who have already served their sentences of their constitutional right to vote?