Tell Gov. Murphy to Strengthen New Jersey's Media and Fund the Civic Info Consortium
Prime sponsors in the New Jersey statehouse plan to reintroduce the Civic Info Bill this year.
This legislation would establish the Civic Info Consortium, a proposed collaboration among journalists, organizers, tech innovators and higher-education institutions designed to transform how our communities stay informed, strengthen local media, provide impactful reporting, and amplify the voices of people of color and other marginalized communities.
But our best chance of winning is to get Gov. Murphy to include the Civic Info Consortium in his first budget. Murphy’s budget will outline his priorities for the coming year and send a message to legislators.
This is our chance to create a media landscape that supports us all — no matter what corner of the state we live in. Our stories are important, and we know that stronger local news and information creates stronger communities.
Tell Gov. Murphy to listen to the thousands of New Jerseyans who have made calls, signed petitions and lobbied at the statehouse to support the consortium. By including the Civic Info Consortium in his inaugural budget, Murphy would help empower our communities to tell our own stories. And our stories deserve to be told.
Help make it happen: Urge Gov. Murphy to include the Civic Info Consortium in his first budget.