local Progressive organizations in Essex County/ North jersey
Racial Justice/Legal Organizing
"North Jersey Alternatives to Policing Taskforce (NJAPT) was designed to provide people in our state with resources for taking public safety into our own hands. We compile a resource guide and use social media to promote alternatives for community support."
Racial Justice/Human Rights
new jersey wide progressive organizations
Social Justice/Racial Justice
Racial Justice/Social Justice
"Seeks to liberate public policy theologically by building Black faith-rooted communication strategies, advocacy, and public education campaigns, to lift up poor, underserved, and traditionally oppressed communities with a particular focus on racial justice through abolition, restoration, transformation, and coalition."
"Works to defend liberty throughout our state. We are involved in litigation and advocacy on behalf of individuals, and we lobby on scores of bills in the state legislature and local councils. In addition, the ACLU is active in many public education and community organizing projects."
Email: email@example.com Twitter: @ACLUNJ Phone: 973-642-2084
Racial Justice/Social Justice/Economic Justice/Legal Organizing
"The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination."
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @njnaacp Phone: (609) 310-0211
"The New Jersey Restorative Justice Network brings together people from different disciplines who share a common interest in expanding practices of restorative justice across New Jersey. Founded in 2020, the organization is comprised of experienced practitioners, advocates, and allies."
"Join us in end the harmful practices of the criminal legal system."
"We are advocates and organizers advancing harm reduction and equitable drug policy reform in New Jersey. We are people who use drugs, who are in recovery, and who are harmed by the War on Drugs and overdose deaths. We are family members, neighbors, and community leaders united in our commitment to the philosophy and practice of harm reduction."
Political OrganizingTwitter: @Action2getherNJ
Action, Access, Amplify
"Promotes a world free of violence, inequality, and oppression. Guided by the Quaker belief in the divine light within each person, we nurture the seeds of change and the respect for human life to fundamentally transform our societies and institutions. We work with people and partners worldwide, of all faiths and backgrounds, to meet urgent community needs, challenge injustice, and build peace."
Twitter: @afsc_org Phone: 215-241-7000
"A national organization that works to transform the justice system by promoting responses to violence that break cycles of trauma. We work at the intersection of criminal justice, public health, and racial justice to elevate healing over retribution, meet the needs of survivors, advance racial equity, and build community safety."
Twitter: @EJUSA Phone: (718) 801-8940
"A social innovation network and resource hub for organizations, communities and institutions engaged in knowledge development and practice to further racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI)."
Email: email@example.com Phone: 1-778-350-9086
"First Friends of NJ and NY upholds the inherent dignity and humanity of detained immigrants and asylum seekers. We provide compassion and hope through volunteer visitation, resettlement assistance and advocacy."
"A statewide membership-based coalition of organizations that creates and achieves policies in New Jersey that welcome and support immigrants to become rooted economically, politically and socially within the state."
Economic JusticeEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @LATINOACTION Phone: (510)858-6902
"Uniting New Jersey's Diverse Latino Communities by Advancing Economic and Social Empowerment"
"Rooted in God’s covenant, LEAMNJ addresses the systemic causes of injustice and poverty in New Jersey through civic engagement, shaping public opinion, and advocating for public policies that will alleviate the suffering of all children of God and the care of God’s creation"
Email: email@example.com Twitter: @LEAMNJ Phone: 609-586-6800 ext. 114
"Grassroots independent political organization fighting for a government that represents the needs and values of working families. We elect candidates who share our values and organize campaigns to advance progressive policies. Together we’re building a movement of working families to build a New Jersey for the many, not the few."
Twitter: @WorkingFamilies Phone: (718) 222-3796
"Grassroots Economic Organizing (GEO) is a decentralized collective of educators, researchers and grassroots activists working to promote an economy based on democratic participation, worker and community ownership, social and economic justice, and ecological sustainability--a "solidarity economy"--through grassroots journalism, organizing support, cross-sector networking and movement-building and the publication of educational and organizational resources."
"To empower, advocate, and connect families to resources that support their family’s needs for greater outcomes in urban communities."Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @parent_impact Phone: 862-800-7424
"The only public interest organization entirely devoted to defending the housing rights of New Jersey’s poor through enforcement of the Mount Laurel Doctrine, the landmark decision that prohibits economic discrimination through exclusionary zoning and requires all towns to provide their “fair share” of their region’s need for affordable housing."
Email: email@example.com Phone: (856) 665-5444
"Since 1989, the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey has worked to improve the environment for the work of community development corporations (CDCs), and to strengthen their capacity to create housing and revitalize distressed neighborhoods throughout New Jersey."
"Theatre is a pathway to justice! Interactive theatre, bystander intervention trainings, theatre inside and outside the prison walls. Get curious with us. When the curtain falls, community action begins!"
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @MetaTheatreCompany