Protecting and Expanding the Right to Vote

We are working to make the promise of democracy real for people of color across New Jersey by expanding access to the polls and restoring the right to vote to people with criminal convictions.

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people who are denied the vote because of incarceration are Black


Percentage of New Jerseyans who are Black

Action Spotlights

Elections are around the corner.

Are you registered to vote? Wondering when early voting starts? We have all your election related questions covered os you can make a plan to cast your ballot.

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Support legislation to allow formerly incarcerated people to serve on juries in New Jersey.

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Watch: Why NJ Needs a VRA!

Our vote is our power, but not all New Jersey voters have equal access to the ballot. Listen to Nuzhat Chowdhury of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, Adam Lioz of Legal Defense Fund and Ruth Greenwood of Harvard Election Law Clinic as they discuss why New Jersey can’t wait for Congress to save federal voting rights. Watch Now

Support legislation to bring same-day voter registration to New Jersey.

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Support a strong version of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New Jersey.

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Sign-On Letters

Support the Institute in expanding and protecting access to the ballot in New Jersey.