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New Jersey is led by a bunch of old, white men, study says

The New Jersey Legislature is made up of a bunch of old, white men according to a new Stockton University study.<p>Those running New Jersey don’t look …

Stockton Study: Vast Difference Between Composition of State Legislature and NJ

The New Jersey State Legislature does not resemble the statewide constituency it represents, according to research published today by the William J. …

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Legislation Expanding Voters' Rights Collecting Dust on Christie's Desk

<b>By Briana Vannozzi</b> <i><br>Correspondent</i><p>All they need is the stroke of the governor’s pen, but even today democratic lawmakers recognized the likelihood of …

New Jersey Politics

Sweeney, Dems push Christie to sign changes to voting law

Buy Photo<p>JERSEY CITY – Key New Jersey lawmakers say Gov. Chris Christie should sign legislation to modernize laws governing the state’s …

Democrats to Christie: Sign N.J. voting overhaul

JERSEY CITY -- With the Statue of Liberty towering behind them, state Senate President Stephen Sweeney and a group of fellow Democratic state …

In N.J., fighting for women's right to vote

Aug. 18 marks the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It took the women’s rights movement 70 years …

N.J. Democracy Act is a light in the darkness | Editorial

At the end of June, the state Senate passed the New Jersey Democracy Act, a sweeping package of measures offering expanded early voting …

MEJIA: Christie should sign bill expanding voting rights

Today it is 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, empowering millions of voters disenfranchised by state …

On Voting Rights Act anniversary, time to erase felon disfranchisement laws from N.J.'s books | Opinion

<b>By Ryan P. Haygood</b><p>The history-making events of "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama, led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act on August 6, 1965, and …

Democracy Act provides first wave in restructuring of N.J. voting laws | Opinion

<b>By Richard T. Smith</b><p>Voting is the most fundamental right, and yet the mechanics of registering to vote have not improved very much since the days when …

Strengthening an American cornerstone | Opinion

<b>By Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman</b><p>Picture this: it's Election Day in New Jersey. The polls are open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. You're going to do …

Chris Christie Looks Likely To Veto New Jersey Voting Reforms

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) appears likely to veto a package of election reforms aimed at improving the state's sparse voter turnout that was passed out of the Democrat-controlled legislature.<p>The Democracy Act was passed out of the state Senate on June 29 and sent to Christie's …

Government

Have a Nice Campaign! Chris Christie's Present from Home-State Democrats

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Elections

Democracy Act makes necessary updates to N.J. election laws | Opinion

<b>By Louis Greenwald</b> <br>American democracy has always been built on the power of the vote. As President Lyndon Johnson once said, "The vote is the most …

New Jersey Could Become Second State to Pass Groundbreaking Voting Reform

After years of fierce voting rights battles in legislatures and courthouses, there is unmistakable momentum on the side of voters. In March, Oregon …

Chris Christie’s genius scheme to broaden GOP’s base: Attack voting rights!

The guv says he's an inclusive Republican. So why is he sounding right-wing dog whistles about "voter fraud"?<p>It wasn’t long ago that the notion of a Chris Christie presidential campaign struck fear in the hearts of Democrats. Campaigning as a consensus-building, inclusive Republican, Christie …

Christie attacks N.J.'s 'Democracy Act' as DNC attempt to up voter fraud

TRENTON -- Gov. Chris Christie came out swinging Thursday evening against the so-called "Democracy Act," the state Legislature's latest effort to …

Major changes to N.J. voting laws now in Christie's hands

The bill includes more early voting options, automatic voter registration and a requirement that pre-election materials be printed in more languages

Government

New Jersey Politics

Assembly Appropriations releases fast-tracked ‘Democracy Act’

TRENTON — Moving a step closer on its fast track to the governor’s desk, the Assembly Appropriations Committee voted up a complex bill aimed at …

Op-ed: Voting Reform Long Overdue in NJ

Check out the latest column from NJ Working Families director Analilia Mejia in the June 24th edition of the Bergen Record:<p>Voter reform long overdue …