Every 6 months the gangs of Old York have to send an updated census to the Affiliates if they wish to be 'Affiliate backed'. Not every gang follows these rules, and not every gang registers with the Affiliates, but those gangs that do have the Affiliates as a go between for inter-gang conflicts. The Affiliates as an entity ensure the peace.
If you are a New Jersey player and are recording your gang, you may do so below. This is considered an in character communication. What information you send in will be placed on the web-page for public information.