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Joining with Low-Income People to Fight for Fairness

NCLEJ works with low-income families, individuals, communities, and a wide range of organizations to advance the cause of economic justice through ground-breaking, successful litigation, policy work, and support of grassroots organizing around the country. We have provided legal representation, support, and advice to people living in poverty and their advocates since 1965.

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In our efforts to make economic justice a reality, NCLEJ focuses on a number of issues critical to the fight for fairness:


NCLEJ and ACLU of Rhode Island Lawsuit Challenges Unlawful Delays of SNAP Benefits

NCLEJ and the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island (ACLU) have filed a class action lawsuit against the State of Rhode Island over its widespread failure to process food stamp applications from the state’s neediest residents in…

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November E-Newsletter

Check out NCLEJ’s November E-Newsletter.

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NCLEJ Appeal Aims to Protect Social Security from Seizure by Debt Collectors

NCLEJ, along with co-counsel New Economy Project (NEP) and Ahmad Keshavarz, filed a brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in a case of first impression that addresses the need to protect Social Security benefits from unlawful…

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