ATNJ Launches New #JusticeInJersey Podcast Series

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ATNJ Launches New #JusticeInJersey Podcast Series, Hosting The Reverend Dr. Charles Boyer In Its First Podcast

MADISON, NJ, OCTOBER 24, 2018 – Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ) is excited and proud to announce the upcoming release of its first ever podcast series entitled #JusticeInJersey .

Slated to launch on Thursday, October 25, 2018, the #JusticeInJersey Podcast Series is hosted by Moira Nelson, Director of Drug Policy Reform for ATNJ, and Rachel Green, ATNJ Civil Rights Director. The #JusticeInJersey series will discuss civil rights, social justice, racial justice, criminal justice reform, drug policy & intersecting issues with leaders throughout the state of New Jersey.

Episode One, which will be released on October 25th, features the esteemed faith leader and activist, Rev. Dr. Charles Boyer. Rev. Boyer is the founder of Salvation and Social Justice, and the co-convener of The NJ Black Multi-Faith Alliance, The NJ Prophetic Agenda, and the United Black Agenda. Rev. Boyer is an outspoken faith leader calling for the abolition of the War on Drugs, mass incarceration, school segregation and youth detention centers. He has been vocal in the fight for fair and equitable marijuana legalization policy here in the State. And most recently, he has joined the coalition of leaders who’ve created the “94% campaign.” Ninety-four percent of black voters cast their ballots for Governor Phil Murphy in 2017. But nine+ months into his administration, black leaders feel that Governor Murphy has not focused enough on critical issues facing the 94%. The NJ Institute for Social Justice and its partners are calling on Governor Murphy to take action on critical racial justice issues facing New Jersey.

Subscribe to the podcast #JusticeInJersey and listen to Episode One to hear a discussion with Rev. Boyer on the 94% Campaign, his efforts to connect with Governor Phil Murphy and his plans to “hold his feet to the fire,” and the upcoming “Rally for the 94%” scheduled for this Saturday, October 27th at the Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church at 231-251 Seymour Avenue in Newark, NJ at 12 noon. The Reverend calls on each of us to speak truth to power and to lift up poor, underserved and traditionally oppressed communities.

“Our aim with this podcast series is to amplify important issues affecting New Jerseyans, and open doors for people to get involved and take action toward the change they want to see. That’s why I am particularly excited that Rachel and Moira have engaged Dr. Boyer as our first guest,” said Uyen Khuong, Executive Director, ATNJ. “Dr. Boyer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience about underserved communities and I’m eager to hear and share the messages he has for us.”

Future guests on the podcast include Dianna Houenou, policy counsel at the ACLU-NJ, Ryan Haygood, Executive Director of the NJ Institute for Social Justice, Jay Lassiter, media personality, recovering addict, drug policy reform activist and LGBTQ+ advocate, Passaic County Freeholder and attorney John Bartlett, and others dedicated to #JusticeInJersey.

Is there a guest you’d like to hear on the program, have a question you’d like us to ask our guests, like to make a suggestion, or want to contribute? Email justiceinjersey@ATNJ.org.

ATNJ is a 100% volunteer-run grassroots organization. To continue to provide programming such as #JusticeInJersey, please donate the cost of a cup of coffee (or an entire carafe’s worth) at: www.atnj.org/donate

About Action Together New Jersey

ATNJ, a non-profit progressive group, is the largest grassroots organization in New Jersey. ATNJ has chapters in every county, because change is local. Functioning as a central command for statewide initiatives and legislative actions, ATNJ’s teams work with coalitions of like-minded groups to serve the public by educating the electorate, providing a platform for progressive candidates, advancing legislative proposals with elected officials, and working in concert with advocacy groups for human rights. ATNJ seeks to promote equality and progressive ideals and to secure a more inclusive, fair and equitable future for New Jersey and the nation. For more information, visit www.ATNJ.org .
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Contact: Kim Baron
Director of Operations
Action Together New Jersey
kimb@atnj.org | 201.591.5240