On May 1st, leaders from 110 religious congregations & non-profits across New Jersey sent a letter to Gov. Murphy, offering concrete ways they could be of assistance & pressing for actions in three specific areas.
The three specific proposals were:
Ensuring an equity lens around both contact tracing & testing as the state considers opening up (more specific principles here);
Investing $500 million in rent relief for families;
Stopping the suspension of driver's licenses for "failure to pay" and "failure to appear" & reigning in fines/fees at this time.
We have begun to engage public officials around each of these issues, but we know we have much further to go. If you'd like to get involved, email us at email@example.com & use the resources on this page.
But -- perhaps most importantly -- share your stories about the need for rent relief and an end to unnecessary driver's license suspensions by sending us your story or a short video with your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download our letter to landlords about rent relief. Read more about this work here.
Learn more about our response on criminal justice issues here.