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April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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On Friday, April 26th at 7:00 PM, hear speakers Chané Jones and Ron Pierce From The New Jersey Institute of Social Justice, talk about Voter Suppression and Criminal Justice Reform in NJ.

Why are almost 100,000 New Jersey citizens denied the right to vote?  Why does New Jersey have the worst record of any state in the nation in the disproportionate criminalization of people of color?

SUPPORT NJ Bill A3456/S2100 to restore voting rights to those on parole, probation or when incarcerated and join 16 other States in the U. S. and the majority of other democratic countries.


Chané Jones, Bio: 

Chané Jones is an Associate Counsel at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice.

Prior to joining the Institute, Chané served as a law clerk in the Criminal Division for the Hon. Siobhan A. Teare, J.S.C. In 2017, she clerked in the Family Division of the Essex Vicinage for the then newly-appointed Hon. Sharifa R. Salaam of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Chané received her law degree from Seton Hall University, School of Law in 2017. While in law school, Chané was elected as the Regional Vice Chair of the Northeast Black Law Students’ Association and President of the local chapter. She also served on the Jessup International Moot Court Board and the Dean Hobbs Interscholastic Mock Trial Board,and was a Comments Editor for the Seton Hall Circuit Review. Chané gained significant experience in public interest during her time in law school. As a student attorney in the Juvenile Justice Clinic, she represented minors charged with criminal offenses in the juvenile courts of Essex County. Additionally, Chané interned at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division and completed a judicial internship with the Hon. Joseph A. Greenaway of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

In 2013, Chané graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science in Diplomacy & International Relations and minors in Economics and Creative Writing.

Chané is a Newark native and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.


Ron Pierce, Bio:

Ron Pierce is the inaugural Democracy and Justice Fellow at the Institute.

The Fellowship, which is awarded to an advocate who has been formerly incarcerated, focuses on restoring voting rights to people with criminal convictions. Ron is a frequent commentator and lecturer on issues related to voting rights, reentry, and the human rights of the incarcerated. His writing has been published in NJ Spotlight and Truth Dig. Ron also has two chapters published in an Encyclopedia called American Prisons and Jails: An Encyclopedia of Controversies and Trends.

Ron graduated from Rutgers University-Newark Summa Cum Laude in 2018 and was a recipient of the Vera Institute Scholarship.

Sponsored by: UUCP Racial & Social Justice Team

Co-Sponsored by: UU FaithAction NJ and Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County

Poster By: Liandra Pires


April 26, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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