New Jersey’s 2021 election races for governor and legislature represent a critical opportunity to engage with candidates and put kids’ issues at the forefront of their agenda. Children can't vote. They have no political influence. That’s why we need caring people like you to speak up for kids and make their needs heard.
Building a Better Future for New Jersey Begins with Babies
The first three years of life represent a time of unlimited potential, when a baby’s brain grows most rapidly and a child’s earliest experiences set the foundation for future success. Elected officials have the opportunity to make real and meaningful investments in supporting the healthy growth and development of our children.
We have the momentum -- and the funding.
Now we need our elected officials to act! New Jersey has received unprecedented funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and additional federal aid to support transformative investments in our early childhood system.
It’s time to raise our voices for our youngest learners!
Join the #NJVotes4Kids Campaign to raise awareness of children’s issues and help shape the focus and priorities of the next governor and legislature.
What Voters Can Do
What Candidates Can Do
For over four decades, Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) has been the trusted, independent voice for children across the Garden State. ACNJ is non-partisan and accepts no state funding for advocacy, giving us the freedom to speak up for children who have no voice and no vote. Our only agenda is putting the needs of children first.