Register to Vote in New Jersey

ORGANIZING FOR POWER IN THE PADEMIC 

If you are not registered your voice will not be heard.

If you have never reregistered or have changed your address since you last registered, you will need to get registered to be eligible to vote in the July 7 primary. The deadline to register for the primary is June 16. 

Click on the link below for the New Jersey county you currently live in and print and fill out the registration form. You will need to sign it, date it, and send it back to the address printed on the last page. Use the last page as an envelope. It will not need a stamp. Postage is pre-paid.You will need to select Democrat or Republican if you want to vote in the July 7 primary.  

Choose your County

Cumberland County

Burlington County

Atlantic County

Gloucester County

Ocean County

Cape May County

Salem County

Camden County

You can register to vote if you are 17 years old or older.

You can vote if you are 18 or older by election day.

Election day is July 7 for the primary and November 3 for the general election in 2020.

Because of Covid-19 all registered voters will receive a postage paid mail-in ballot.

However, you will need to choose your party affiliation as either a Democrat or a Republican in order to be eligible for the July 7 primary.  

If you are registered and have not declared a party, you should receive a Political Party Affiliation Declaration Form in the mail or you can download one here and send it to the Commissioner of Registration in your county.

If you are not sure if you are registered, you can check your registraion status here.

For a registraion form for a New Jersey county other than the ones listed above, click here.

For forms in spanish and other information, click here. 

If you are already registered, and you care about the outcome of this election, you are invited to join this campaign and register others through your networks and relationships such as congregation, family, friends, neighbors, civic associations, schools, universities and unions. Join us by clicking this link or the red join button below. 

We’ve partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama and her non-partisan voter engagement campaign called When We All Vote. Just as with President Obama’s historic elections to the U.S. Senate and Presidency, we have to start by increasing the number of registered voters, especially among the underrepresented and historically disenfranchised populations, including African American, Latino, low-income and working-class voters of all backgrounds, and young people. 

Join our campaign now and receive the Outvote App for your cell phone as well as the link to Michelle Obama's When we All Vote voter registration campaign. 

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Giving Voice to the Voiceless in 2020

ORGANIZING FOR POWER IN THE PADEMIC 

 "Don't complain. Don't hashtag.  Don't binge on whatever it is you're binging on.  Don't put your head in the sand.  Don't boo.  Vote." - President Barack Obama

Sign up here to join the Campaign for Remote Voter Engagement in 2020. 

It should come as no surprise how the Covid-19 crisis has revealed and worsened deep disparities of opportunity, social mobility and health in our nation.

The 2020 primary and November 3 general election will have profound consequences for working people of all races and backgrounds. It’s more important than ever that the voice of the people not be silenced.

That’s why we’ve partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama and her non-partisan voter engagement campaign called When We All Vote. Just as with President Obama’s historic elections to the U.S. Senate and Presidency, we have to start by increasing the number of registered voters, especially among the underrepresented and historically disenfranchised populations, including African American, Latino, low-income and working-class voters of all backgrounds, and young people. 

It's also why we teamed up with Outvote for a friend-to-friend texting campaign right from your own cell phone.

Join our campaign now and receive the Outvote App for your cell phone as well as the link to Michelle Obama's When we All Vote voter registration campaign. 

If you are not registered to vote you can start by clicking this link and Register to Vote today.

If you are already registered, and you care about the outcome of this election, you are invited to join this campaign and register others through your networks and relationships such as congregation, family, friends, neighbors, civic associations, schools, universities and unions. Join us by clicking this link or the red join button below. 

 

https://buildingoneamerica.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=18

Giving Voice to the Voiceless in DC2

ORGANIZING FOR POWER IN THE PADEMIC 

 "Don't complain. Don't hashtag.  Don't binge on whatever it is you're binging on.  Don't put your head in the sand.  Don't boo.  Vote." - President Barack Obama

It should come as no surprise to how the Covid-19 crisis has revealed and worsened deep disparities of opportunity, social mobility and health in our nation, and no less here in South Jersey.

Some say the pandemic will depress voter participation and discourage people from going to the polls. We say the opposite. The July 7 primary and November 3 general election will have profound consequences for working people of all races and backgrounds. It’s more important than ever that the voice of the people not be silenced.

That’s why we’ve partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama and her non-partisan voter campaign called When We All Vote. Just as with President Obama’s historic election to the U.S. Senate and then the Presidency, we have to start by increasing the number of registered voters, especially among the underrepresented and historically disenfranchised populations, including African American, Latino, low-income and working-class voters of all backgrounds, and young people. 

Download Outvote and join our friend-to-friend texting campaign right from your cell phone.

If you are not registered to vote you can start by clicking this link or the button below and Register to Vote:

If you are already registered, and you care about the outcome of this election, you are invited to join this campaign and register others through your networks and relationships such as congregation, family, friends, neighbors, civic associations, schools, universities and unions. Join us by clicking this link or the red join button below. 

 

 

 

https://buildingoneamerica.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=18

Voice to the Voiceless in NJ's 2nd Congressional District

LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR VOTER ENGAGEMENT AND MOBILIZATION IN SOUTH JERSEY

Saturday, February 22, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM,  Shiloh Baptist Church, 1837 NE Blvd, Vineland, NJ 08360

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ORGANIZING FOR POWER

This non-partisan leadership training is for people of all ages and backgrounds who want to become more effective in organizing people for political and electoral power.

The Second Congressional District of South Jersey is today one of the most competitive in the nation. It was twice won by Barack Obama and once by Donald Trump. It’s current member of Congress, Jeff Van Drew, recently switched parties, and there are now a half dozen contenders for that office. Voice to the Voiceless Project will train leaders as community organizers and promote expanded electoral participation in the Second Congressional District  throughout 2020.

The program will not endorse or support candidates for Congress or President. The program is not about candidates, it is about voters and grassroots leaders like you who want the voice of the people of the district to be heard above the national media, the big money and the two political parties. Participants do not have to be from or live in the district. 

This training is modeled after the highly successful Camp Obama program developed by President Obama and hiscommunity organizing field staff in 2007 and it is an official partner of the non-partisan When We All Vote project led by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Like in Camp Obama, grassroots leaders will be trained in the communityorganizing methodology for advancing an aggressive Get Out the Vote program among all voters with an emphasis on historically disenfranchised and underrepresented populations – including African American, Latino Voters, and Young Voters. 

The training will be about the principles of leadership and community organizing and the mechanics of expanding political participation including:

  • Power, Self Interest, Relationships, and Listening - understanding and leveraging your own (and others) motivations for building power and changing structures.
  • Identifying, Recruiting and Developing Leaderstargeting constituencies, their institutions and their leaders.
  • The Tools for Power - voter identification, voter registration, organization, participation and turnout.
  • New Tools and Technologies - using a voter database, demographic and spatial analysis and vote by mail.  
  • Building a Team - becoming an organizer and developing and managing leadership teams.
  • Calendar, Goals, Assignments and Time Management - how many, where and by when?

The training will start at 9:00 AM sharp and will end at 2:00 PM. It will include lunch and breaks. Participants must attend the entire training. 

All attendees must pre-register. There is a $10.00 fee to cover refreshments and lunch.

Flyer for Printing

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Event location: 
Shiloh Baptist Church, 1837 NE Blvd, Vineland, NJ 08360
Event Fee: 
10

Community and Legislative Forum on School Segregation in New Jersey

   

November 21, 2019 - 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Mount Zion Baptist Church in Pleasantville, NJ


Join with education, civil rights, labor, faith and local elected leaders on November 21, 2019 to discuss the pressing issue of school segregation in New Jersey. You can register to confirm your attendance here.

The symposium, organized by Building One New Jersey and held at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Pleasantville, will grapple with the serious problem and debilitating consequences of New Jersey's racially segregated schools.

And it will put forward a community and legislative response aimed at reducing segregation, strengthening communities and improving education for all students. 

It will start at 6:30 PM and end at 8:00 PM at the Mount Zion Baptist Church, 353 S New Rd, Pleasantville, NJ 08232

The convening will include experts, civil rights lawyers and historians and well as educators, parents, local leaders and state policy makers.

 Speakers include:

 

 

John C. Brittain

Olie W. Rauh Professor of Law, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law 

  

 

Ashley Bennett

Atlantic County Freeholder

 

 

 

Rev. Willie Francois

Pastor, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Pleasantville, NJ

 

 

 

Yolanda Melville, Esquire

President of the NAACP Next Generation (“NextGen”) Alumni Leadership Council

 

 

 

Frank Santo

Councilman, Galloway Township, NJ

 

 

 

Phil D. Murphy (invited)

Governor of New Jersey

 

 

 

 

 

 School Integration in New Jersey A Community and Legislative Response

Letter to Senator Booker   

Letter to Governor Murphy

Letter to Education Commissioner Repollet 

Letter to Senate President Sweeney

Letter to Speaker Coughlin

 

Draft framework for a Remedy as presented to Governor Murphy

Download the handout here  

 

Leadership Training Institute for Inclusive Communities

LEADERSHIP TRAINING BY BUILDING ONE AMERICA and the SUMMIT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

January 9 through January 12, 2020 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. 


Because space is limited, interested individuals must apply to participate in this program.  The application is available online and can be accessed HERE. 

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FROM DIVERSITY TO SHARED POWER

Demographic diversity has been increasing throughout American society. While membership  and even leadership in many organizations have reflected this change, power and decision-making often fail to keep up with the racial, ethnic, generational and gender make up of our communities and institutions, including labor unions, local government, and religious congregations. This failure has left us weaker and more easily undermined by those who do not share our values of inclusion and opportunity.

One reason for this persistent power gap is that we too often confuse the visual trappings of diversity and policies of inclusion with genuine equality and political and economic integration. When members of underrepresented groups secure leadership positions they frequently begin at a significant disadvantage. Generational layers of power, privilege, experience and networks of formal and informal relationships are at play in any public arena where leadership matters, power is wielded and important decisions get made. These dynamics are taken for granted or denied by the powerful, while often unseen or not easily understood by the powerless. We frequently find ourselves in organizations, committees, boards and leadership structures that are diverse in name and appearance, but in reality are decidedly lopsided when it comes to the exercise of power.

As Frederick Douglass famously reminded us, power never did and never will be given away by those who have it to those who don’t.

Building One America’s training does not claim to make people more powerful nor does it create diversity, but it does better equip emerging leaders from diverse and working-class backgrounds to better understand and navigate the dynamics of power and politics and to have the tools to compete effectively and further themselves and their values in the public arena. Moreover, it will help individual leaders to recognize more clearly their own potential and motivations to build a powerful and meaningful public life.

Because space is limited, interested individuals must apply to participate in this program.  The application is available online and can be accessed HERE

  

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Who: This training is for leaders from all over America who want to become more effective in making a difference – including organizers, leaders and volunteers from the faith community, labor unions, electoral politics, public office holders and grassroots rank-and-file leaders. 

What: The training teaches ordinary people to unleash their capacity to impact the social, political, environmental, and economic decisions affecting their lives. The training has been designed and will be conducted by experienced organizers affiliated with Building One America. The training is unique in combining elements of leadership training developed over the past fifty years by national community organizing networks, with a contemporary analysis and strategy for developing multiracial institutional and social power to build more inclusive and equitable communities.

Topics covered include:

  • An orientation and reflection on power
  • Understanding self-interest as a way to build membership, engage allies and adversaries, and become a more focused and self-motivated leader
  • The role, value, and techniques of one-on-one organizing
  • Conducting and understanding a power analysis
  • Distinguishing the “public” from the “private” in order to build an effective public life
  • The key principles and elements of strategy and tactics and issues and action
  • Identifying and developing leaders
  • The importance of organized money
  • Principles and techniques for effective meetings
  • Personal reflection, strategic planning and developing a personal path to power

The training is not just an intellectual exercise. It challenges and helps emerging and existing leaders to identify, reflect on, and overcome internalized attitudes and beliefs that stand in the way of becoming more powerful. The goal is to produce more powerful leaders and to facilitate the expansion of more powerful and more unified multiracial coalitions and power structures.

When:  The training will take place over four days starting Thursday, January 9 through Sunday January 12, 2020.

Where: Case Western Reserve University - Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University, 11038 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Cost: Tuition plus room and board is $500 per participant

Because space is limited, interested individuals must apply to participate in this program.  The application is available online and can beaccessed HERE. 

TESTIMONIALS 

The training institute helped me become a more powerful leader, acting more strategically, efficiently, and decisively, creating greater accountability for myself and others - Eloise Henry, President, Richmond Heights (OH) City Council

 ...a very powerful training. It equipped me with the tools to reinvent myself - Rev. Rohan Hepkins, Mayor, Yeadon, PA

This is the most relevant, intense and productive conference I have ever attended - Heather Sorge, Campaign Organizer, Healthy Schools Now

Despite 40 plus years in politics, I found the 4-day training to be new, useful, and refreshing.  It was helpful in expanding my own political power and in understanding and dealing with others who are exercising theirs. Ant it led to new and significant relationships for me - Dale Miller, Member, Cuyahoga (OH) County Council

Completely caught me by surprise. I thought I knew what being a leader meant, but the training showed me parts of leadership that I knew nothing about. It really helped me with my networking skills and in my new position as President of CWRUs Black Student Union. I’m excited to see what it can do for more people in our community - Aliah Lawson Executive Chair, Black Student Union, Case Western Reserve University

Learned how our stories of powerlessness informs our own path to power. I had great moments of clarity - Ashley Bennett, Freeholder, Atlantic County

It was helpful. Extraordinarily. Thank you! - Tomea Sippio-Smith - Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PA) Education Policy Director

Training was awesome. Confirmation for me as well as new found skills – Alexis Rean-Walker, HPAE, Secretary-Treasurer

 Learned new skills for active listening and relationship development; clearer understanding of power dynamics that drive organizations and elected leaders; deeper understanding of structural causes of inequity and a path to racial integration; and practical steps to develop an inclusive and powerful network that can drive change - Tom Bullock, Member at Large, Lakewood (OH) City Council

Key learning moments were understanding my power, self interest and anger.  Thank you! – Martha Camacho-Rodriguez - Cerritos College, Trustee, Norwalk, CA

I’ve become more confident and feel that I have fully stepped into my leadership role - Safronia Perry, Executive Director, Hope Station (PA) Area Neighborhood Council

 I used to stay in the back of the room, rarely speak, and try to be invisible. The training helped me to find my voice - Darnelle Crenshaw, Student, Case Western Reserve University  

The training did a terrific job encouraging us to reflect on times when we feel powerless, and to consider how those times can help shape how we react to the world and drive us in our work. - Tim Nelson, Vice President, Braham (Minnesota) Evangelical Lutheran Church Council, Chair, Braham (Minnesota) Area Education Foundation

Thank you. The training was awesome – Taylor Picket Stokes, Rescue Mission of Trenton

The training rocked my world and gave me a new roadmap for action. Amazingly intense and perspective-shifting. Great content, compelling examples, helpful exercises and an energized group of participants. - Gary Forman, Trustee and Executive Committee Member, SOMA Action

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Event Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:00pm
Event location: 
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
Event Fee: 
Tuition is $500 per participant (including lodging and meals)

Leadership Training Institute for Inclusive Communities

LEADERSHIP TRAINING BY BUILDING ONE AMERICA and the SUMMIT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

September 19 - 22,  2019 at Rutgers Labor Education Center, New Brunswick, NJ         

Because space is limited, interested individuals must apply to participate in this program.  The application is available online and can be accessed HERE. 

_________________________________________________________________________________________

FROM DIVERSITY TO SHARED POWER

Demographic diversity has been increasing throughout American society. While membership - and even leadership - in many organizations have reflected this change, power and decision-making often fail to keep up with the racial, ethnic, generational and gender make up of our communities and institutions, including labor unions, local government, and religious congregations. This failure has left us weaker and more easily undermined by those who do not share our values of inclusion and opportunity.

One reason for this persistent power gap is that we too often confuse the visual trappings of diversity and policies of inclusion with genuine integration and political equality. When members of underrepresented groups secure leadership positions they frequently begin at a significant disadvantage. Generational layers of power, privilege, experience and networks of formal and informal relationships are at play in any public arena where leadership matters, power is wielded and important decisions get made. These dynamics are taken for granted or denied by the powerful, while often unseen or not easily understood by the powerless. We frequently find ourselves in organizations, committees, boards and leadership structures that are diverse in name and appearance, but in reality are decidedly lopsided when it comes to the exercise of power.

As Frederick Douglass famously reminded us, power never did and never will be given away by those who have it to those who don’t. Building One America’s training does not claim to make people more powerful or make institutions more diverse. But it does help to equip leaders from diverse backgrounds to better understand and navigate the dynamics of power and politics and to have the tools to compete more effectively and further themselves more powerfully in the public arena. Moreover, it will help individual leaders to recognize more clearly their own potential and motivations to build a powerful and meaningful public life.

Because space is limited, interested individuals must apply to participate in this program.  The application is available online and can be accessed HERE. 

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Who: This training is for leaders from all over America who want to become more effective in making a difference – including organizers, leaders and volunteers from the faith community, labor unions, electoral politics, public office holders and grassroots rank-and-file leaders. 

What: The training teaches ordinary people to unleash their capacity to impact the social, political, environmental, and economic decisions affecting their lives. The training has been designed and will be conducted by experienced organizers affiliated with Building One America. The training is unique in combining elements of leadership training developed over the past fifty years by national community organizing networks, with a contemporary analysis and strategy for developing multiracial institutional and social power to build more inclusive and equitable communities.

Topics covered include:

  • An orientation and reflection on power
  • Understanding self-interest as a way to build membership, engage allies and adversaries, and become a more focused and self-motivated leader
  • The role, value, and techniques of one-on-one organizing
  • Conducting and understanding a power analysis
  • Distinguishing the “public” from the “private” in order to build an effective public life
  • The key principles and elements of strategy and tactics and issues and action
  • Identifying and developing leaders
  • The importance of organized money
  • Principles and techniques for effective meetings
  • Personal reflection, strategic planning and developing a personal path to power

The training is not just an intellectual exercise. It challenges and helps emerging and existing leaders to identify, reflect on, and overcome internalized attitudes and beliefs that stand in the way of becoming more powerful. The goal is to produce more powerful leaders and to facilitate the expansion of more powerful and more unified multiracial coalitions and power structures.

When:  The training will take place over four days starting Thursday, September 19 and ending Sunday, September 22, 2019. 

Where: Rutgers University Labor Education Center50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ

Cost: Tuition plus room and board is $450 per participant

Because space is limited, interested individuals must apply to participate in this program.  The application is available online and can be accessed HERE

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 3:00pm
Event location: 
Rutgrs University Labor Education Center
Event Fee: 
Tuition is $450 per participant (including lodging and meals)

Summit for Civil Rights 2019

May 2-3, 2019

A project to rebuild, reinvigorate and reignite a powerful multiracial civil rights movement in America


On May 2-3, 2019, civil rights scholars, economists, leaders and advocates gathered with labor, civic, faith and political leadership in New Brunswick, NJ to forge a renewed agenda for Building One America. Click here to see more Summit Photos. 

Please click here to view and download speakers presentations. 

The Summit for civil rights held at Rutgers University Labor Education Center was an historic gathering of some of America’s most prominent and powerful civil rights leaders. The purpose of this year’s summit was to build scholarly support and a grassroots political consensus around an ambitious agenda for progress in America - one that revisits and restores the priorities and values of the New Deal, the Great Society, and the American Civil Rights Movement. 

This year's Summit for Civil Rights was presented by The Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, The Labor Education Action Research Network at Rutgers, The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and Building One America.

The program included presentations and workshops on the power of an emerging multiracial electorate and the social and human costs of racial segregation.


There were workshops, panels and presentations about work on the ground combating segregation in schools, housing and jobs and meaningful and timely discussions on the historic role of multiracial political power in America and the critical importance of black leadership and racial justice as part of any progressive agenda.

The summit concluded with a consensuses to move forward employing leadership training, community organizing, civil rights litigation and to advance a legislative agenda that expands economic opportunity while promoting racial justice through inclusive housing, schools, jobs and infrastructure investments.

The summit was also a celebration of civil rights power and leadership with Majority Whip Congressman James E. Clyburn receiving the Vaults of Opportunity award and three civil rights women presented the Shirley Chisholm Breakthrough Leadership award by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman.

The Summit for Civil Rights thanks all of its generous sponsors and partners. 

Click here for Sponsorship Options

Click here for Clyburn Tribute

Click here for the Program

Click here for PDF of Sponsorship Packages

Click here for 2019 Summit Speakers

 

 

The Summit for Civil Rights 2017 Sponsors

  

 
 

Summit for Civil Rights 2019

May 2-3, 2019

A project to rebuild, reinvigorate and reignite a powerful multi racial civil rights movement in America

 

On May 2-3, 2019, civil rights scholars, economists, leaders and advocates will gather with labor, civic, faith and political leadership in New Brunswick, NJ to forge a renewed agenda for Building One America. 


The Summit will begin at 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 2 and end at 4:00 PM on Friday, May 3 and be held at the Rutgers University Labor Education Center50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ. A welcome reception with Congressman Jim Clyburn will be held there on Thursday evening, May 2 at 6 PM.

Building on our last Summit for Civil Rights at the University of Minnesota Law school, leaders will come together to present a program of social and racial justice and expanded middle class opportunity for all Americans.

Our goal is to build scholarly support and a political consensus around an ambitions agenda for progress in America - one that revisits and restores the priorities and values of the New Deal, the Great Society, and the American Civil Rights MovementCentral to this goal is the belief that we cannot ignore the deep and persistent levels of racial discrimination and segregation in housing, law, finance, government, schools and work that lock in economic inequality and impede multiracial solidarity. 

This year's Summit for Civil Rights is being presented by The Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, The Labor Education Action Research Network at Rutgers, The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) and Building One America, with support from the Ford Foundation, the United Auto Workers Union and the American Postal Workers Union. The program will include presentations and workshops on: The Power of Multiracial Electoral Politics The Social and Human Costs of Racial Segregation • Campaigns that Demonstrate the Power of Civil Rights Today  and Building a Civil Rights Progressive Agenda. 

It will also include a special event: A reception and tribute to Congressman James E. Clyburn, the third highest-ranked leader in United States House of Representatives. Special guest speaker, award-winning Ella Baker Biographer, Barbara Ransby, along with Congresswomen Sheila Jackson Lee and Bonnie Watson Coleman will help us pay tribute to and recognize the power of civil rights women of yesterday, today and tomorrow

 

Click here to Register On Line

Click here for Sponsorship Options

Click here for Clyburn Tribute

Click here for the Preliminary Program

Click here for PDF of Sponsorship Packages

Click here for PDF of Registration & Sponsorship Form

Click here Lodging in New Brunswick

Click here for 2019 Summit Speakers

Click here for Directions to the Labor Education Center

 

 


The Summit for Civil Rights 2017 Sponsors

  

 

2019 Summit for Civil Rights

May 2-3, 2019

A project to rebuild, reinvigorate and reignite a powerful multi racial civil rights movement in America

 

On May 2-3, 2019, civil rights scholars, economists, leaders and advocates will gather with labor, civic, faith and political leadership in New Brunswick, NJ to forge a renewed agenda for Building One America. 


The Summit will begin at 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 2 and end at 4:00 PM on Friday, May 3 and be held at the Rutgers University Labor Education Center50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ. A welcome reception with Congressman Jim Clyburn will be held there on Thursday evening, May 2 at 6 PM.

Building on our last Summit for Civil Rights at the University of Minnesota Law school, leaders will come together to present a program of social and racial justice and expanded middle class opportunity for all Americans.

Our goal is to build scholarly support and a political consensus around an ambitions agenda for progress in America - one that revisits and restores the priorities and values of the New Deal, the Great Society, and the American Civil Rights MovementCentral to this goal is the belief that we cannot ignore the deep and persistent levels of racial discrimination and segregation in housing, law, finance, government, schools and work that lock in economic inequality and impede multiracial solidarity. 

This year's Summit for Civil Rights is being presented by The Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, The Labor Education Action Research Network at Rutgers, The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) and Building One America, with support from the Ford Foundation, the United Auto Workers Union and the American Postal Workers Union. The program will include presentations and workshops on: The Power of Multiracial Electoral Politics The Social and Human Costs of Racial Segregation • Campaigns that Demonstrate the Power of Civil Rights Today  and Building a Civil Rights Progressive Agenda. 

It will also include a special event: A reception and tribute to Congressman James E. Clyburn, the third highest-ranked leader in United States House of Representatives. Special guest speaker, award-winning Ella Baker Biographer, Barbara Ransby, along with Congresswomen Sheila Jackson Lee and Bonnie Watson Coleman will help us pay tribute to and recognize the power of civil rights women of yesterday, today and tomorrow

 

Click here to Register On Line

Click here for Sponsorship Options

Click here for Clyburn Tribute

Click here for the Preliminary Program

Click here for PDF of Sponsorship Packages

Click here for PDF of Registration & Sponsorship Form

Click here Lodging in New Brunswick

Click here for 2019 Summit Speakers

Click here for Directions to the Labor Education Center

 

 


The Summit for Civil Rights 2017 Sponsors

  

 

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