October 7, 2020
INSTITUTE AND PARTNERS RELEASE ANIMATED VIDEO TO EDUCATE VOTERS ABOUT PAPER BALLOT VOTING
New Jersey’s Danny DeVito Narrates
TRENTON, NJ – With a little help from Danny DeVito, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and a diverse group of non-profit organizations have created a fresh way to educate New Jerseyans about the importance of voting and how to do it safely and effectively during COVID-19. The coalition has created a short non-partisan animated video for viewers that clearly outlines how to vote in this election – how to fill out a paper ballot, where to place your signature, and where and how to deliver your vote to ensure it’s received. There is also a Spanish version of the video for New Jersey registered voters who speak Spanish as a first language to help make sure they have equal access to the information they need to vote.
“We are living in extraordinary times, facing challenges we haven’t faced before – especially for communities of color who have been ravaged by the current pandemic,” said Henal Patel, Director of the Democracy & Justice Program at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. “Like everything else, voting looks different this year. But as we face one of the most urgent elections of our lifetimes, it’s more important than ever that we get it right. We hope this video proves helpful for New Jerseyans across the state who want to make sure their voices are heard.”