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CJ Griffin Essay Featured in The Star-Ledger Regarding Advice for Recent Grads


CJ Griffin, Director of the Justice Gary S. Stein Public Interest Center at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, was featured in series of Opinions, “Tips for 2022 grads & the rest of us.” The series features advice from some of New Jersey’s notable residents, including in addition to CJ Griffin, businessman George Norcross III, Sen. Cory Booker, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, state Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, author Bob Brody, rabbi emeritus Clifford Kulwin and poet Rashad Wright.

“CJ Griffin, who has been described as a “powerhouse attorney,” reveals how and where the power of change resides”

Below are Quotes from CJ Griffin’s essay, which was published in The Star-Ledger:

“Graduation speeches for countless generations have begun with the truism: “these are unprecedented times,” which may make it trite, but does not make it less true.

These are unprecedented times. And many of you probably feel overwhelmed about the state of the world and your foray into adulthood.”

”Become civically engaged. You can make a real difference here in this state — in your town, in your schools and statewide — by simply paying attention to what is happening in municipal and county buildings and the statehouse. You can fight for the most vulnerable members of this state and ensure that the policies our town councils, county board of commissioners, and state legislature are passing are geared toward creating an equitable and just New Jersey.

And by making New Jersey a better place, we can impact the nation as a whole because we can show other states what is possible and what can be done.”

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