ACLU-NJ to Hold Wednesday Conference Call Demystifying NJ Ballot Question 1

October 28, 2014
Question 1 Bail Reform

Call will explain why NJ should vote yes on Ballot Question 1

NEWARK – The ACLU-NJ will hold a conference call tomorrow, Wednesday Oct. 29 at 12:30 p.m., geared toward members of the public but open to members of the press to explain why it’s imperative for New Jerseyans to vote yes on Ballot Question 1. The public and press may ask questions via Twitter, Facebook, or email.

What

Conference call for the public to discuss why NJ should vote yes on Ballot Question 1

Call in Details

Call in Number: 862-234-4800
Access Code: 17372476#

Webinar URL: http://join.onstreammedia.com/go/56598110/Question1

When

Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 12:30 p.m.

Who

ACLU-NJ Senior Staff Attorney Alexander Shalom will answer questions, and ACLU-NJ Public Policy Director Ari Rosmarin will moderate.

Why

Ballot Question 1 is a key part of creating real bail reform that focuses on a defendant’s risk to society rather than a defendant’s ability to afford bail. When implemented, this will result in thousands fewer people being detained pretrial.

The reforms also give New Jersey real speedy-trial protection for the first time in its history.

The passage of Ballot Question 1 would allow a historic, bi-partisan bail reform package signed into law this summer by Governor Christie to go into effect, which is why the ACLU-NJ supports the question.

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