How We Do It

Strengthening Democracy & Justice

Learn How We’re Expanding Voting Access

Economic Injustice in New Jersey

$322,500 vs $17,700

Median Net Wealth Of White Families Compared To Black Families

Criminal Injustice in New Jersey

18 : 1

Ratio of Black to White Kids Locked Up

Voting Injustice in New Jersey

61%

Percentage of Incarcerated People Denied the Right to Vote Who Are Black (vs 15% Population)

Press Releases

Institute Commends Attorney General for New Initiative to Combat Home Appraisal Discrimination

  NEWARK – The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice today commended Attorney General Matthew…
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Newark City Council Passes Historic Ordinance Lowering Voting Age to 16 for School Board Elections

  NEWARK – The City of Newark today became the first municipality in New Jersey and…
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New Jersey Legislature Ends Session with Mixed Record

  NEWARK –The New Jersey Legislature today ended its session with a mixed record on…
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NJ Legislature Passes New Voter Empowerment Act

  NEWARK –The New Jersey Legislature today passed A3690/S1888, which will allow 17-year-olds to vote…
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Newark City Council Introduces Ordinance Wednesday to Lower Voting Age to 16 for School Board Elections

  NEWARK – Members of the Newark City Council tonight introduced an ordinance lowering the voting…
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At the Institute, we work day in and out to Make the Two New Jerseys One.

We fight to create a state where everyone can thrive, including our Black and other residents of color.

Our record of success tells our story, but we can’t do this work without you.