Our purpose is to bring organizations together to leverage our collective voices and resources towards expanding access to reproductive and sexual health care in New Jersey especially for communities that have been historically marginalized. We will center our coalition work with learnings from the reproductive justice movement. While centering the voices of historically marginalized and underrepresented communities at the core of all our strategies, our primary coalition work will be:
Advocating as a coalition for key issues related to racial, economic, environmental, and immigrant justice and gender equality as part of a broader reproductive justice and access framework.
Focusing on expanding access to reproductive healthcare and abortion care in the Garden State.
Deliberately providing opportunities for organizational members to sign on and lend their support to specific pieces of legislation or public statements.
Please be advised that this is a living document and is periodically reviewed and updated to reflect changes in policy or procedures as well as our growth and development.
Shared Values, Guiding Principles, & Best Practices.
Thrive NJ’s greatest strength is our diversity. We have different community and organizational lenses and priorities including different influence and power to implement those priorities. Together, we can multiply our power to create lasting change. We are committed to engaging with our coalition partners to identify shared priorities and collaborate on policy campaigns and other joint goals, while recognizing that as many different organizations with different missions, we also will work individually to achieve our own missions and visions. We are committed to open, transparent communication about the issues and to attempting to reach a mutually agreeable solution.
Our member organizations reflect a wide scope of New Jersey populations and issues, and include medical providers, legal experts, policy experts, faith-based organizations, immigrant rights groups and other community-based organizations from around the state. Together, we work to promote sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice through policy change and advocacy.
Ahavah House Global Services Inc.
NAACP Gloucester County Chapter
National Council of Jewish Women- Bergen County Section
National Council of Jewish Women- Essex County Section
National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH)
National Organization for Women of New Jersey (NOW-NJ)
New Jersey Abortion Access Fund (NJAAF)
New Jersey Black Women Physicians Association
New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault
New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence (NJCEDV)
New Jersey Family Planning League
New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute
New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP)
Physicians for Reproductive Health
Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ (PPAFNJ)
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers Law School - Camden
South Jersey NOW - Alice Paul Chapter
Speaking of Birth
State Innovation Exchange (SiX)
Unitarian Universalist Faith Action NJ