Come out for the ACLU-NJ membership meeting Tuesday in Princeton


The ACLU of New Jersey gets a lot done in the Garden State to defend and expand civil rights and civil liberties. The main reason is our 20,000 members and donors, not to mention countless more supporters throughout New Jersey.

We need you every day. But we need you in particular on Tuesday, October 20, at our annual membership meeting. It starts at 7 p.m., and it’s at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton at 50 Cherry Hill Road. RSVP today! It’ll be fun — we promise.

It’ll be a conversation with ACLU-NJ supporters, as well as senior staff and board members, about some of the most pressing civil liberties issues of the day: privacy rights, the right to film police officers, mass incarceration, and others. But we’re relying on you for our discussion to truly be dynamic and productive. Without ACLU members, there is no ACLU.

In the last few months alone, we’ve accomplished incredible things together. We just got a decision in a case for which we submitted an amicus brief that allows a lawsuit to continue against the New York Police Department for spying on New Jersey Muslims — individuals, businesses, groups, and mosques. We sounded alarms this summer when 14-year-old Radazz Hearns was shot by police officers, and our advocacy resulted in the beginnings of an investigation into how his juvenile record was leaked to a newspaper reporter. We’re about to release a few interesting reports and an exciting mobile phone feature, too, which we’ll share with Blue Jersey — stay tuned.

You can hear more about this work and tell us your thoughts on Tuesday. RSVP now. It will be a really incredible night, and the more the merrier.

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