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


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

Press Releases

Institute Releases Let Us Vote: Why 16-and-17-Year-Olds Should Be Allowed to Vote in Local Elections and Beyond

  NEWARK – The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice today released Let Us Vote: Why…
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Institute, LDF and Harvard Law School’s Election Law Clinic Release NVRA NOW: Why New Jersey Needs its Own Voting Rights Act

  NEWARK – The New Jersey institute for Social Justice, the Legal Defense Fund and the…
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Institute Mourns Passing of the Honorable Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver

  NEWARK – The following can be attributed to Ryan Haygood, President & CEO of the New…
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Racial Justice Advocates Urge Gov. Murphy to Veto Regressive Auto Theft Bills

  NEWARK – A group of racial justice advocates (the “Racial Justice Advocates”) today sent…
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Institute Launches NJ Reparations Council to Finally Confront and Repair History of Slavery and its Aftermath

  PERTH AMBOY – Against the backdrop of waters that once carried ships of enslaved Africans to…
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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.