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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.

ACLU-NJ Provides Recommendations on Jury Selection in NJ, Calls for Systemic Changes to Address Impact of Racial Bias

November 10, 2021

The ACLU-NJ submitted comments to the Judicial Conference on Jury Selection, calling for significant changes to root out racial bias in the jury selection process so it can be more inclusive and reflective of New Jersey communities.

Category: Criminal Justice

Rights are Not Enough — We Must Advance Equity by Removing Barriers to Reproductive Health Care

November 8, 2021

As the New Jersey State legislature goes back into session this morning, more than 75 New Jersey based organizations have signed on to a statement declaring their support for the Reproductive Freedom Act urging lawmakers to take action and pass the bill in its entirety before the close of the current legislative session.

ACLU-NJ Announces Formation of New Jersey Communities for Accountable Policing, a Statewide Grassroots Coalition

October 28, 2021

New Jersey Communities for Accountable Policing (NJ-CAP) is working to place power with communities, not police, and includes more than a dozen advocacy groups from around the state

Report: New Jersey Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Prisons are Worst in the Nation

October 19, 2021

New report From The Sentencing Project shows Black residents in New Jersey are incarcerated at a rate over twelve times that of whites, higher than the national average.

ACLU-NJ Files Brief in Case Defending Protesters Subjected to Unconstitutional Restraining Order Outside County Executive’s House

October 4, 2021

Hudson County officials sought court order to suppress speech by peaceful demonstrators against the county’s immigration detention contract, and now seek permanent restrictions on protest

ACLU-NJ Attorney Karen Thompson Recognized as Attorney of the Year from NJ Law Journal

September 27, 2021

Committed Advocate for Social Justice, Who Has Brought Pioneering Cases for Civil Rights and Criminal Justice Reform, Receives the New Jersey Law Journal’s highest honor

Category: Uncategorized

Q&A: An Interview with ACLU-NJ Attorney Karen Thompson

September 3, 2021

ACLU-NJ Senior Staff Attorney Karen Thompson reflects on justice, accountability, and systemic racism. Get to know Karen and her work - past, present, and future.

Category: Police Practices

New Jersey's Steps Toward Justice in Policing, a Year After George Floyd's Murder

September 3, 2021

More than a year later, there are steps toward justice in policing that we must take, nationwide and in New Jersey.

Category: Police Practices

ACLU-NJ and Garden State Equality to County Jails: Follow the Law and House Transgender People According to Gender Identity

September 2, 2021

Advocates remind facilities of obligations under Law Against Discrimination and urge adoption of new policy

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