THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN New Jersey
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- ACLU of New Jersey
- League of Women Voters of New Jersey
- NAACP New Jersey
- New Jersey Citizen Action
- New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
- New Jersey Public Interest Research Group
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN NEW JERSEY
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR NEW JERSEY
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN NEW JERSEY
An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN NEW JERSEY
A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN NEW JERSEY
Twenty-four states, including New Jersey, do not feature a process for citizen-led ballot initiatives. This means that a state legislator must sponsor a bill in order for it to be voted on to become law. This requires you to be in relationship with your state legislatures. Some tactics used in these states to pressure on them to act are community powered lobbying, marching, and nonviolent civil disobedience. LEARN MORE!
New Jersey DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about the Freedom to Vote Act.
VOLUNTEER TO PROTECT THE VOTE!
Join Common Cause’s Election Protection program makes sure eligible voters know how to cast their ballots and ensure they are counted. Sign up to help voters — by monitoring polling places, contacting voters, watchdogging social media for disinformation, and more!
GUARD YOUR OWN VOTE!
The right to vote and have our voices heard is fundamental to our democracy. Our democracy is stronger when every eligible American participates, confident that when they cast a vote that it will be counted as cast. Make sure you are registered to vote and know where your polling place is located!
New Jersey's new state legislative district map adopted in bipartisan vote
Democrats and Republicans charged with drawing new state legislative district boundaries came to an agreement on a compromise map that will be in place for the rest of the decade. The new map will likely allow Democrats to keep their majorities in the Senate and Assembly but also creates new opportunities for Republicans — especially in South Jersey.
Environmental Justice Activists Urge NJ Gov. to Vote No to New Gas-Fired Power Plant in Newark
In Newark, New Jersey, residents of the largely Black and Latinx community of Ironbound are calling on Governor Phil Murphy to stop plans to build a $180 million gas-fired power plant that could worsen the poor local air quality and exacerbate the climate crisis. These activists say approving the power plant would go against vows the Governor made when he signed one of the country’s strongest environmental justice laws in 2020.