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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. …

Opinion: Democracy Act Will Make Newark An Electoral Powerhouse

Recently there's been a lot of talk about an emerging new electorate in America. It includes younger people, African-Americans, and Latino voters who …

Harrison: Another victim of Christie ambitions?

© 2017 North Jersey Media Group<p>September 13, 2015<p>Last updated: Sunday, September 13, 2015, 1:20 AM<p>By Another victim of Christie ambitions?<p>The …

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

A set of updates to New Jersey’s early 20th-century voting laws was given a two-word title that evokes the ambition and grandeur of American history and ideals. On Wednesday, the Democracy Act got the scenery to match.

© 2017 North Jersey Media Group<p>September 2, 2015, 3:03 PM<p>Last updated: Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 6:20 PM<p>Sweeney, Democrats push Christie to sign …

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 …