ACLU-NJ to Hold Wednesday Conference Call Demystifying NJ Ballot Question 1

Affiliate: ACLU of New Jersey
October 28, 2014 3:50 pm

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Call will explain why NJ should vote yes on Ballot Question 1

October 28, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org

NEWARK – The ACLU-NJ will hold a conference call tomorrow, Wednesday Oct. 29 at 12:30 p.m., geared toward members of the public but open to members of the press to explain why it’s imperative for New Jerseyans to vote yes on Ballot Question 1. The public and press may ask questions via Twitter, Facebook, or email.

WHAT:
Conference call for the public to discuss why NJ should vote yes on Ballot Question 1

CALL-IN DETAILS:
Number: 862-234-4800
Access Code: 17372476#
Webinar URL: http://join.onstreammedia.com/go/56598110/Question1

WHEN:
Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 12:30 p.m.

WHO:
ACLU-NJ Senior Staff Attorney Alexander Shalom will answer questions, and ACLU-NJ Public Policy Director Ari Rosmarin will moderate.

WHY:
Ballot Question 1 is a key part of creating real bail reform that focuses on a defendant’s risk to society rather than a defendant’s ability to afford bail. When implemented, this will result in thousands fewer people being detained pretrial.

The reforms also give New Jersey real speedy-trial protection for the first time in its history.

The passage of Ballot Question 1 would allow a historic, bi-partisan bail reform package signed into law this summer by Governor Christie to go into effect, which is why the ACLU-NJ supports the question.

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