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Make the Road New Jersey, Youth of Color, Black-Led Organizations, and Community Advocates Celebrate Laws on Transparency in School Discipline

January 21, 2022

S2811 and S1020 require school report cards to include information concerning the number of mental health professionals and school safety specialists employed by each school district. They also require school report cards to include a demographic breakdown of students who receive disciplinary actions.

Category: Uncategorized

Legislation Unfairly Allowing Police to View Camera Footage to Write Reports Is Signed into Law

January 18, 2022

S3939/A5864 creates an imbalance of power in favor of police and can lead to altered misrepresentations of events

Category: Police Practices

With Signing of Law Declaring Abortion a Fundamental Right, ACLU-NJ Issues a Call to Expand Access for All New Jerseyans

January 13, 2022

To make sure the most vulnerable in our state aren’t left behind, we must address the barriers that prevent people from accessing reproductive health care

ACLU-NJ Calls on Legislators and Governor Murphy to Go Beyond Declaring Right to Abortion and Expand Access for All New Jerseyans

January 10, 2022

To make sure the most vulnerable New Jerseyans aren’t left behind, we must address the barriers that prevent people from accessing reproductive care

National Groups Call on NJ Leadership to Pass Reproductive Freedom Act

December 21, 2021

With legislative session coming to a close, 17 national organizations pressure Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Coughlin to pass the Reproductive Freedom Act in its entirety

Category: Religious Freedom

Racial Justice Groups Rally for Legislative Action on Key Issues

December 20, 2021

Lame duck session has failed to address challenges facing people of color in New Jersey

Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Vote Yes on the Values Act for a More Fair, More Welcoming NJ

December 9, 2021

The Values Act, A6222, prevents local resources from being used for federal immigration enforcement and strengthens the Immigrant Trust Directive to better protect Black and brown New Jerseyans

With Reproductive Freedom in Danger, New Jersey Must Expand Protections and Access

December 7, 2021

The Reproductive Freedom Act – known as the RFA – seeks to dismantle barriers to abortion that are rooted in systemic inequities and white supremacy while expanding access to reproductive health care for all New Jerseyans, regardless of income level, immigration status, or gender identity.

Thrive New Jersey Coalition Launches Campaign for Reproductive Freedom Act

November 15, 2021

Health care providers, advocates and allies urge swift passage amid nationwide abortion access crisis.

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