2020 Annual Report

March 1, 2021

In the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how deep the existing fissures in our society go, and it has exacerbated inequities that have long been with us. Against that backdrop, we entered a moment of reckoning with policing and racial justice, and we withstood an election that tested the limits of our democracy.

In the final days of the Trump administration, we watched a violent, white supremacist mob attempt to reverse the outcome of a democratic election. It was among our nation’s darkest days.

Despite the crises and their devastation, the ACLU of New Jersey and our supporters have played a role in powerful movements that altered the course of America. Across the country, we united to protest police killings of Black people, protect democracy, and demand racial justice, including here in New Jersey.