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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.

Category: Uncategorized

Nearly 2,000 New Jerseyans Tell Legislature: Legalize Marijuana through Legislation This Session

November 21, 2019

Days after plan announced to push ballot question to legalize marijuana, nearly 2,000 signers from NJ’s 21 counties demanded legislation that centers racial and social justice.

Category: Uncategorized

NJ Advocates Demand Up-Or-Down Vote on Marijuana Legalization Bill

November 20, 2019

Ballot measure delays justice, adds red tape, and doesn't guarantee racial or social justice

ACLU-NJ Marijuana Data Brief Finds Cannabis Arrests Have Skyrocketed Since Earlier Report

November 15, 2019

ACLU-NJ’s data brief finds 3-to-1 disparity in Black-white arrest rates for marijuana possession has persisted, and arrest numbers have soared.

Category: Uncategorized

ACLU-NJ: Legislators, Don’t Leave Unfinished Business – Pass Key Social Justice Bills in Lame Duck

November 6, 2019

With Election Day over, and the lame session officially here, advocates with the ACLU of New Jersey hope to send a message to the New Jersey Legislature: Don’t end this session with unfinished business.

Following Push by Advocates, New Ordinance Proposes Civilian Oversight of Troubled Essex County Jail

October 22, 2019

In a step toward greater accountability, civilian oversight panel would be able to investigate all aspects of the jail and would be required to include a formerly incarcerated person and advocates for incarcerated people.

Categories: Prisons, Immigrant Rights

Court Halts Enforcement of Donor Disclosure Law Over Constitutional Concerns

October 2, 2019

Court ruling halts enforcement of legislation that forces social welfare nonprofits to divulge supporters’ information.

Category: Free Speech

NJ Abolishes ICE Agreements That Divert Law Enforcement Resources

September 27, 2019

NJ will end NJ participation in a costly, discriminatory program that compromises public safety and rights

ACLU-NJ Challenges Unconstitutional Donor Disclosure Law That Threatens Free Speech

September 10, 2019

The ACLU-NJ & national ACLU sued over a law requiring social welfare organizations to disclose donors' personal information.

Category: Free Speech

Woman Who Is Transgender Will Be Transferred to Women’s Prison

August 29, 2019

Sonia Doe has been improperly confined for 17 months in men's prisons.

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