Connection & Social Justice Action Alerts
1. Youth Justice: Black kids are 30 – 30! – times more likely than white kids to get locked up in NJ, even though they commit most offenses at similar rates. The Youth Justice Transformation Act would invest in front-end programs to keep kids in their communities and out of the system whenever possible, and close down the youth prisons in NJ, instead investing in rehabilitative facilities. This Action Alert allows advocates to contact their legislative reps and the Governor to urge them to support this bill.
Action Alert link here: https://actnow.io/QNBhjjV
2. Voting Rights Restoration: Over 100,000 people in NJ cannot vote due to criminal convictions. Almost half are Black, even though only 15% of NJ’s population is. This is a shameful form of voter suppression. S2100/A3456 would restore the right to vote to those in prison, on parole and on probation. This Action Alert allows advocates to urge their representatives and the Governor to support this bill.
Action Alert link here: https://actnow.io/ex3QdW6