Crisis Response Teams

Assembly Bill 5687/Senate bill 3883 establishes Crisis Response Support Program to make mental health services available to police departments responding to certain emergencies; appropriates $2,000,000. Given the current absence of affordable, public mental health services, people with mental… Read More

Civilian Complaint Review Boards

The bill is a starting point for engaging citizens more effectively, and with greater understanding, in the task of creating safe communities in all of NJ. It has been carefully crafted to respect the boundaries between the responsibilities… Read More

Police Disciplinary Records

The NJ Legislature has a bill before it to make police disciplinary records public. This bill is crucial if we are to hold police officers fully accountable for their mistreatment of members of the public. Here are the… Read More

Take Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices in NJ!

Nearly 4 in 10 American adults report NOT taking their Rx medications at some point in the past year because of the cost. NJ lawmakers have a chance to do something about it, but they need to hear… Read More

All Kids Deserve Healthcare!

Healing the sick isn’t about which political party you’re affiliated with. It’s about compassion for humanity, a concern that touches all of communities.  It is essential that we work together to ensure that all our children have the access… Read More

Say No to Social Media Surveillance of Immigrants — Leave a public comment by 10/18

The Department of Homeland Security wants to monitor immigrants on social media. We need your voice to say “NO.” Leave a public comment by 11:59pm on Wednesday, October 18th.   DHS announced last month its intention to monitor… Read More

Your Voice Needed to Stop Offshore Drilling in NJ!

The Trump Administration is poised to open New Jersey’s waters (and all of the Atlantic Coast) to offshore drilling. The federal Bureau of Energy Management (BOEM) is currently taking public comments about this idea. Leave a comment here… Read More

Greenhouse Gas Bill VETOED…What Can We Do Now?

Last week,  Gov. Christie vetoed an important bill — A4701, which would re-enter New Jersey into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).  What can we do now? Contact one (or more!) of the bill’s primary sponsors and urge them to… Read More

Save Net Neutrality — Make a Public Comment by July 17th!

The FCC wants to get rid of net neutrality rules that keep internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking or giving preferential treatment to particular websites. Americans have UNTIL JULY 17TH to make a public comment to the FCC… Read More

End Surprise Medical Bills Now — Tell Your State Senator to VOTE YES on the Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Act!

New Jersey’s State Senate votes tomorrow (6/29) on S1285, the Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Act. This bill will protect patients from surprise medical bills when they unexpectedly receive care from out-of-network providers. Tell your State Senator to VOTE YES… Read More