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ACLU-NJ Response to DOJ Suit Over NJ's Immigrant Trust Directive

February 11, 2020

The Immigrant Trust Directive is an important way for law enforcement to build trust with New Jersey communities.

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Historic Expansion of Rights Lays Foundation for Bolder Social Justice Policies

January 14, 2020

After a momentous 2019, in 2020, the urgency of our times demands we set our sights even higher.

Two Landmark Voting Rights Bills Pass NJ Legislature and Move to Murphy’s Desk

January 13, 2020

Passage of bills in Legislature to end prison-based gerrymandering and enable online voter registration - along with law re-enfranchising people on probation and parole signed in December - creates historic moment for voting rights.

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Law Signed That Establishes Oversight of Prisons and Helps Incarcerated Parents Maintain Family Bonds

January 9, 2020

Law could provide historic level of prison oversight and make it easier for incarcerated parents to maintain family connections.

NJ Makes History, Expands Access to Driver’s Licenses as Governor Murphy Signs Landmark Bill into Law

December 19, 2019

New Jersey made history as Gov. Murphy signed a bill expanding driver's licenses into law.

Category: Immigrant Rights

Dec. 16 was 'one of the most important days for civil rights in NJ history'

December 18, 2019

Dec. 16 saw the fruition of some of the most important civil rights struggles in NJ.

With Marijuana Ballot Question and Expungement Reform, Marijuana Legalization via Legislation Should Stay on the Table

December 16, 2019

A constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana will be on the November 2020 ballot, and expungement reform goes to the governor's desk.

Category: Criminal Justice

Bill to Restore Vote for People on Parole and Probation Passes, But We Must Re-enfranchise Incarcerated People

December 16, 2019

A bill to restore voting rights now moves to the Governor’s desk.

Historic Bill to Expand Driver’s Licenses Passes Legislature, Moves to Governor’s Desk

December 16, 2019

A bill to expand access to driver’s licenses access passed in the Legislature.

Bill to Restore Vote for People on Parole and Probation Advances, But NJ Needs to Include Incarcerated People

December 12, 2019

A bill restoring voting rights for people on parole and probation advances to a full vote, but incarcerated people need that right, too.

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