Following is current information on issues that need your attention and your active participation.
Citizenship Question is Bad for the Census
U.S. Commerce Secretary Willbur Ross has chosen to include a question on the U.S. Census pertaining to citizenship. Including this question on the Census will discourage participation and impact the data collected in every community across the country.
Please Sign Our Petition to Support NJ Campaign Finance Reform
We need to support campaign finance reform bills that advocate for more transparency and accountability in political donations.
Congress Must Pass the Dream Act NOW
It’s time for our leaders in Congress to reset the policy debate and pass the Dream Act.
When President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program last year he created a crisis. It’s time for Congress to resolve this crisis by passing the Dream Act to ensure that 800,000 dreamers are protected. Dreamers are Americans and they belong in America. Congress must step up and take immediate action to protect them.
Urge Congress to Support the Automatic Voter Registration Act!
This bill will improve the accuracy of voter records, cut down on costs, modernize outdated registration systems while supporting implementation in states across the country.
Tell Congress to Pass Sensible Gun Laws
It’s time to stop the violence. Legislation with common sense solutions to prevent gun violence will protect our children, our citizens and help restore our public confidence. Tell Congress to move forward with common sense gun legislation.
Restore the Right to Vote to People with Criminal Convictions
Almost 100,000 NJ residents are denied the right to vote because of a felony conviction. Because NJ leads the nation in disparities in Black/ white incarceration rates, over half of those prohibited from voting are Black. Denying the right to vote serves no public safety or criminal justice goal, and research shows disfranchisement actually undermines public safety by hindering reintegration and creating second-class citizens.