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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 Condemns the Trump Administration’s Executive Order Directing Stricter Work Requirements in Public Benefits Programs

The Trump Administration’s April 10, 2018 Executive Order is a cruel and heartless attack on low-income individuals and families. In requiring federal agencies to take steps to add or strengthen work requirements for recipients of all means-tested assistance…

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New York State Passes Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation Supported by NCLEJ

On March 30, 2018 the New York State Legislature passed and the Governor signed a new bill that includes significant improvements to state laws governing workplace sexual harassment.  These new provisions: Expand existing state law protections against workplace…

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Significant Win in NCLEJ’s Tennessee Driver’s License Class Action

NCLEJ and its allies won a significant victory yesterday in Thomas v. Haslam (Middle District TN., Judge Aleta Trauger). The Court, in a lengthy, detailed, and very well-reasoned decision denied the State’s motion to dismiss and granted plaintiffs…

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