About The Coalition

Don’t Hang Up on NJ is a coalition of consumer, labor and community organizations committed to protecting affordable, quality communications services for New Jersey families.

Telecommunication services are a vital part of our daily life and economy. 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 allowing 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, and it is pushing customers onto a regressive and unreliable service called VoiceLink. VoiceLink is a substandard service that will not meet the demands of an increasingly information-driven population and workforce.

Coalition Partners

AFSCME, Administrative Council 1
Alliance for Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities
American Federation of Teachers NJ
Communications Workers of America District 1
Communications Workers of America Local 1022
Communications Workers of America Local 1023
Communications Workers of America Local 1081
Communications Workers of America Local 1082
Council of NJ State College Locals, AFT, AFL-CIO
Health Professionals and Allied Employees, AFL-CIO/AFT
HIP Bergen
IBEW 827
IFPTE Local 194
Latino Action Network
NAACP New Jersey State Conference
Next Step
New Jersey Association of Community Providers
New Jersey Citizen Action
New Jersey Main Street Alliance
New Jersey State Industrial Union Council
NJ Tenants Org
New Jersey United Students
NJ Working Families Alliance
Ocean County Post Polio Support Group
Region 9 Housing
Supportive Housing Association of NJ

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