Keep Your Promises to Black Voters!
The people of New Jersey need your help. In 2017, 94 Percent of Black voters cast their ballots for Governor Murphy. Without this support from the Black community, it is unlikely that Phil Murphy would be New Jersey’s governor—53 percent of white voters supported his opponent. But nine months into his administration, Governor Murphy has not focused on critical issues facing the 94 percent:
1) Transforming New Jersey’s youth justice system: New Jersey has a shameful system of youth...
"Rally for the 94 Percent" is set for Saturday in Newark
A noon-time rally is planned for this Saturday at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Newark with hopes of getting Governor Phil Murphy to focus
Job: Youth Coordinator at New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (the “Institute”) seeks a committed, innovative individual to serve as a full-time Youth Coordinator. The Institute’s Youth Coordinator will report to the Director of Community Engagement and will work closely with member organizations of the Youth Justice New Jersey Coalition (YJNJ) to advocate for a comprehensive overhaul of New Jersey’s current youth justice system—transforming it into a community-based system of care. About the Campaign: There is clear evidence that a system focused on rehabilitation and prevention yields far better results in diverting youth from the youth justice system; decreasing recidivism rates; and ensuring...
Rally For The 94 Percent<br>Promises Made To The 94% Must Be Kept
Transforming the Youth Justice System: A Black child in New Jersey is 30 times more likely to be incarcerated than a white child -- the highest disparity rate in America. Thus, even though research shows that Black and white young people commit most offenses at similar rates, just 22 white kids are incarcerated in New Jersey
In the wake of the historic youth prison closure announcements, Governor Murphy must dedicate his time, platform, and resources to prioritizing the fundamental transformation of New Jersey’s failed youth justice system. This will require Governor Murphy to commit to addressing the structural racism that devours young Black and Brown kids in the current system
Murphy should convene a youth justice…
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94% of black voters elected Murphy. Now we'd like to see him keep his promises
3 things Murphy should do to address racism facing N.J.'s black community.: Racial disparities in wealth, in access to the ballot box, and in criminal justice.