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For Immediate Release:  
For Further Information Contact:
June 16, 2005

Office of The Attorney General
- Peter C. Harvey, Attorney General

 

Tracy Munford
609-341-3235

 

MEDIA ADVISORY - Media Please R.S.V.P. by 4:00pm Today

Ex- Felons and the Right to Vote
NJ Attorney General Hosts Forum to Present the Facts and Information
Corrections Commissioner Devon Brown to Present Opening Remarks
Forum is Open to Election Officials, Civic & Religious Groups, Ex-Felons & General Public

WHAT:
New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey will host the “Ex-Felon Voting Rights Forum,” as part of his “Be Powerful, Be Heard” voter outreach and awareness initiative under the Help America Vote Act of 2002" (HAVA). The Forum will include opening remarks from Harvey and Corrections Commissioner Devon Brown, followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the New Jersey Department of Corrections, Parole Board, and Juvenile Justice Commission, county election officials, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, and other advocates engaged in felon re-entry programs.

The Attorney General will only be present until 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
College of New Jersey - Music Auditorium
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, New Jersey

WHEN:
Friday, June 17, 2005
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

PANELISTS:

  • Thomas James, Director, Prisoner re-entry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York
  • Nancy Fishman, Administrator, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
  • Howard Beyer, Executive Director, Juvenile Justice Commission
  • Markus Green, Attorney General's Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Zenon Quiles, Re-entry Advocate

Directions to Event

From I-80

Take I-80 East to the U.S. 206/Route 183 exit. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto US 206. Take the I-287 South ramp toward Somerville (I-78)/Princeton. Merge onto I-287 South. Take the US 202 South/US 206 South exit. See directions below from *Continue on US 202 South.

From the New York State Thruway

Take the New York State Thruway/I-87 South. Take the I-287 South/Route 17 South exit. Merge onto I-287 South. Take the US 202 South/US 206 South exit. *Continue on US 202 South. At the Flemington Circle, continue on US 202/31 South. Exit US 202/31 onto Route 31 South (Trenton). Follow Route 31 South until the entrance to The College (about 1.5 miles past the junction of I-95, left at the third traffic light).

From I-95 South (Delaware/Philadelphia International Airport)

Using I-95 North, continue into Pennsylvania, through Philadelphia. Continue on I-95 North into New Jersey. Take exit 4 (Route 31/Pennington Road). Bear to the right off the exit ramp, you will be traveling south on Route 31. At the second traffic light (about 1.5 miles), make a left into the College entrance.

From Route 78 (Easton, PA and the West)

Take Route 78 East into New Jersey. Continue to exit 17 (Route 31 South/Flemington and Trenton). Continue south on Route 31 into the Flemington Circle. Take Route 202/31 South. Exit at Route 31 South (Trenton). Follow Route 31 South until the entrance to The College (about 1.5 miles past the junction of I-95, left at the third traffic light).

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