Progress 2020 is Canceled

Out of a responsibility to the public, NJPP is canceling Progress 2020 due to the escalating COVID-19 outbreak. This is not a decision we take lightly. Progress 2020 is NJPP’s biggest event of the year and a unique opportunity for leading policy experts and advocates to discuss the most pressing issues facing the Garden State.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Policy for the People,” and right now canceling the event is the best tool we at NJPP have to protect the health and safety of Progress 2020 attendees, speakers, panelists, moderators, staff, and the broader New Jersey community.

We are grateful to have this option available to us as we recognize many low-paid and frontline workers do not have this choice. And while Progress 2020 is canceled, we at NJPP will continue to research and advocate for policies that promote social, economic, and racial justice, especially now as COVID-19 exposes the consequences of our nation’s insufficient social safety net.

We are currently exploring the feasibility of alternatives to the conference, including smaller online events, and will, of course, let you know if those become options. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach us at if you have any questions. Thank you so much for being a part of the NJPP family and for your commitment to progressive public policy.