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
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
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN NEW JERSEY
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 H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.
PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN & CONGRESS MUST ENACT DEMOCRACY REFORM!
Urge the new Congress to pass the For the People Act (H.R. 1) a once-in-a-generation package of proven democracy reforms. Log your call and Add your name to demand that Congress makes a bold show of support for our democracy — and passes the For the People Act.
HELP STOP DISINFORMATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
Do your part for our democracy today. If you spot any misleading or deceptive posts about voting or democracy reforms on social media report them to the Common Cause Social Media Monitoring team!
A diverse coalition of 35 statewide, local, and national organizations sent recommendations to Governor Murphy, Secretary of State Way, and legislative leadership laying out steps that must be taken to ensure that New Jersey’s upcoming elections are successful and robust. The groups stressed the need to protect health and voting rights by expanding, not restricting, access to the ballot. Governor Murphy issued an Executive Order earlier this month postponing the primary election until July 7, 2020 but has yet to announce any logistical decisions regarding the election.