Category Archives: Public Policy

History Matters

Posted on by Sara Cureton, New Jersey Historical Commission

You may not have noticed, but history is having a moment. Often overlooked as a bit of a wallflower next to its showier sisters—arts, literature, and science — history does periodically take center stage and remind us of its inevitable, … Continue reading

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ArtPride New Jersey: Now is the Time

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride NJ

  “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” It’s the (early) 70’s and that was the warm up drill in Mrs. Lester’s typing class where I learned to type over 100 … Continue reading

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Don’t Weaken the Existing Ban on Electioneering by 501(c)(3) Organizations

Posted on by Guest Blogger

Proposed ‘Johnson Amendment’ repeal would harm nonprofit organizations Since 1954, tax law has contained a provision prohibiting 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations from directly or indirectly attempting to influence the election or defeat of any candidate for public office. This ban, also known … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: New Jersey Towns Provide Hope Through Local Action

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

Woodbridge, Ewing and Bordentown City rise above  Last week, Sustainable Jersey announced the recipients of the 2016 Sustainable Jersey special awards and the 74 towns that have achieved certification. The announcement was made at the 8th Annual Sustainable Jersey Luncheon … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey Travels to South Korea for Clean Air

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

Sharing expertise and experience to support Clean Air Asia pilot certification program I left New Jersey on Aug. 25 with my colleague, Renee Haider, en route for South Korea. Sustainable Jersey was invited to participate in the Clean Air for Cities conference … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: I Support the Arts and I Vote!

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller

What’s your issue in the upcoming election? From gun control to immigration, there are a host of public policy issues that provoke emotional and sometimes heated debate. Government support for the arts has taken a back seat since the culture … Continue reading

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CNJG: Launching the Newark Philanthropic Liaison 3.0

Posted on by Nina Stack, President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

  Though it’s been nine years, it seems like only yesterday that far-sighted funders, the City of Newark and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers came together to form the Office of the Newark Philanthropic Liaison. Our objective was to … Continue reading

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Sustainable Jersey: Creating a National Network of State-level Sustainability Programs

Posted on by Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey

Sustainable Jersey releases Statewide Sustainability Report Imagine what we could accomplish if we worked together. The idea of starting a multi-state conversation about state-level sustainability programs originated during a national American Planning Association session in 2014. A group of us … Continue reading

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Fighting for the Arts on Capitol Hill

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Art Pride New Jersey

Every spring, arts advocates gather in Washington DC and witness either snow, melting snow or the hint of budding cherry blossoms as they climb Capitol Hill. This year, National Arts Advocacy Day takes place pre-spring on March 7-8, but preparations begin in … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and what it means for Arts Education

Posted on by Bob Morrison, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership

  Last month, after years of stalled negotiations and Congressional stalemates, President Obama signed into law a new version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. So say goodbye to No Child Left Behind and hello to the new law, … Continue reading

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Leading New Jersey Towns to be Better Stewards of Our Waters

Posted on by Catie Tobin, Marine Science Education Coordinator, Clean Ocean Action

Clean Ocean Action and Sustainable Jersey work together   People power. It is often the solution to the most vexing of challenges. New Jersey’s degraded water quality is such an issue as people are both the source and the solution … Continue reading

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Posts from an Emerging Leader: Encounters with New Jersey’s Criminal Justice System

Posted on by Kacy O'Brien, Creative New Jersey

This blog is part of a ten-part series capturing my experiences as part of the 2015 Lead NJ Class, which follows the monthly two-day seminars our class participates in over the course of one year. For the next several weeks … Continue reading

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The Six Distinctive Features of Creative Placemaking

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller

How does one define that sometimes elusive concept of creative placemaking and what makes it succeed? My friend Nick Paleologos of the NJ State Council on the Arts, fondly states that New Jersey invented creative placemaking, based on the extraordinary … Continue reading

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Posts from an Emerging Leader: Government, Politics and Budgets, Oh My!

Posted on by Kacy O’Brien, Program Manager at Creative New Jersey

This blog is part of a ten-part series capturing Kacy O’Brien’s experiences as part of the 2015 Lead NJ Class, which follows the monthly two-day seminars the class participates in over the course of one year.  For the next ten weeks O’Brien … Continue reading

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5 Ways That Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Has Engaged Philanthropy in New Jersey’s Largest City

Posted on by Tai Cooper and Jeremy Johnson

“When I Become Mayor, We All Become Mayor” When Ras J. Baraka won the mayoral election for New Jersey’s largest city last year, expectations were high. The former South Ward councilman, one-time principal of Central High School and son of … Continue reading

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