Ryan Haygood charts a progressive path forward for New Jersey and its cities in this Star Ledger opinion piece:

Out of this time of uncertainty comes an opportunity: our cities hold incredible promise to advance an agenda that unites us, and to incubate progressive solutions to some of the greatest social and racial justice challenges of our time in the areas of income inequality, re-imagining criminal justice, and building an inclusive democracy. 

The solutions to these enduring problems will have to come from the ground up in our cities, not from Washington down.  At the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, we are focused on creating these solutions.