Since 1982, New Jersey Citizen Action has worked to address longstanding social, economic, political, and racial inequalities by advocating for and empowering the working families of New Jersey. We fight to ensure New Jersey works for all New Jerseyans, in particular low- and moderate-income families, people of color, and the most vulnerable members of our communities.

Over the course of 40 years, NJCA has been at the forefront of key political victories for health care, financial justice, childcare, housing, education, worker protections and more, and has expanded its free community empowerment services many times over to lift up working families and connect them to the resources they need.

Join us throughout 2022 as we celebrate the leaders, advocates and organizers that helped build NJCA, look back on how New Jersey has changed, and chart a course for the future of NJCA community support and activism.

Snapshots In History

The year NJCA was founded, the organization’s first newsletter was released. Take a look back with us to October 1982 to see where we started and how far we’ve come: