Insider NJ Reports

NEWARK – Two years after the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and its partners launched the 1844 No More campaign to restore voting rights for those with criminal convictions, the New Jersey Assembly today passed legislation (A5823) to restore the vote to people on parole and probation.

This historic legislation, which will restore the vote to 83,000 people in New Jersey whose voices have been silenced due to institutionalized voter suppression, will now move to the Senate.

“We commend the New Jersey Assembly for taking this huge step forward toward restoring voting rights to people with criminal convictions in New Jersey,” said Ryan P.  Haygood, President & CEO of the Institute.