Justice in Jersey

Justice In Jersey Podcast

Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ) is excited and proud to announce the release of its first ever podcast series entitled #JusticeInJersey.

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, environmental justice, drug policy & intersecting issues with leaders throughout the state of New Jersey.

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Justice in Jersey, Episode 1Episode One features the esteemed faith leader and activist, Rev. Dr. Charles Boyer. Rev. Boyer is an outspoken faith leader calling for the abolition of the War on Drugs, mass incarceration, school segregation and youth detention centers. 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%.Listen to Episode One to hear about the 94% Campaign, their efforts to connect with Governor Phil Murphy and their plans to “hold his feet to the fire,” and the upcoming “Rally for the 94%” scheduled for Saturday, October 27th, 2018 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.

Episode 1 – October 25, 2018

Episode Two features Dianna Houenou. Dianna serves as Policy Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU.) In this role, she has been a leading voice on racial and social justice issues with respect to cannabis legalization in New Jersey, and has been one of a few advocates to consistently push for legislation that addresses the harms of prohibition. She also coordinates the New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform coalition and analyzes legal and policy issues for several ACLU-NJ advocacy campaigns. Her work largely focuses on issues related to criminal justice reform, police reform, and immigrants’ rights. Her influence can be seen on a variety of measures that have gained traction in the Legislature, including independent prosecutors after police-involved deaths, championed by Senate President Steve Sweeney; restoration of voting rights for people with criminal convictions, sponsored by Senator Rice, and financial aid eligibility for undocumented students, which was signed into law in May. Listen to Episode Two to hear a discussion with Dianna where we debunk some of the myths surrounding cannabis which, unfortunately, have been perpetuated for decades.

Episode 2 – January 9, 2019

Episode Three Dianna Houenou of the ACLU-NJ joins us again for Episode Three where we discuss the legalization of cannabis in greater depth (now that we’ve debunked some of the myths that have been peddled for decades!) Subscribe to #JusticeInJersey to get the lowdown as New Jersey is on the precipice of legalization.

Episode 3 – January 21, 2019