Telecommunication services are a vital part of our daily life and economy. That’s why the New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund convenes Don’t Hang Up on NJ, a coalition of consumer, labor and community organizations committed to protecting affordable, quality communications services for New Jersey families.

A well-regulated network of communications service is needed to:

  • Ensure all New Jerseyans have affordable access to basic telephone service that meets or exceeds basic quality and service standards
  • Protect New Jersey’s vulnerable populations with durable communications lines for First Responders, and the maintenance of an infrastructure compatible with vital services such as Life Alert and Deaf Relay
  • Provide New Jersey’s businesses with access to high-speed, modern technology to help our economy grow
  • Ensure that infrastructure and technological advancements mean customers are able to acquire better products at affordable prices, rather than simply aloowing the benefits of innovation and taxpayer-protected investment to accrue solely to shareholders.

Currently, companies like Verizon are attempting to abandon their commitment to a quality, affordable telecommunications infrastructure in New Jersey. Verizon is seeking to evade laws that require it to provide reliable service to all New Jersey residents. The Don’t Hang Up On NJ coalition is there to fight for New Jersey’s consumers and ratepayers.

For more information visit www.donthanguponnj.org or contact Ann Vardeman at ann@njcitizenaction.org.


New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund is monitoring the Coronavirus situation and following the guidance set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and various US state and local government entities. Our first priority is the health and well-being of those individuals with whom we work and serve. Therefore, effective immediately our staff will be working remotely and will provide services over the phone. To find a complete list of our staff, programs and services, click here.

For loan counseling and financial coaching clients your application process will remain the same. One-on-one sessions will be provided via telephone and video conferencing. For questions about healthcare enrollment or the Census, call (973) 643-8800, extension 210. For any other information please visit our website at www.njcaef.org for updates or leave a message in the general mailbox and it will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member. Thank you and stay well!

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New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund está monitoreando la situación del Coronavirus y siguiendo la guía establecida por los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, la Organización Mundial de la Salud y varias entidades gubernamentales estatales y locales de los Estados Unidos. Nuestra prioridad es la salud y el bienestar de las personas con quienes trabajamos y servimos. Por lo tanto, con efectividad inmediata, nuestro personal trabajará de manera remota y brindará servicios por teléfono. Para encontrar una lista completa de nuestro personal, programas y servicios, haga clic acquí.  

Para los clientes de asesoría de préstamos y asesoramiento financiero, su proceso de solicitud seguirá siendo el mismo. Se proporcionarán sesiones individuales por teléfono y videoconferencia. Para preguntas sobre la inscripción de atención médica o el Censo, llame al (973) 643-8800, y marque la extensión 210. Para cualquier otra información, visite nuestro sitio web en www.njcaef.org para actualizaciones o para dejar un mensaje en el buzón general y será enviado al personal correspondiente.

Gracias y manténgase seguro!

New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF)