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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:


Trump Budget Hurts Struggling Families and Communities

The President’s newly unveiled budget slashes funding for critical programs that serve low- and moderate-income people. It is an outrageous betrayal of the millions of regular Americans who have been struggling to make ends meet and have been…

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NCLEJ’s Statement on the House Republican Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Millions of Americans Will Lose Health Coverage The Republican House ACA replacement bill, the American Health Care Act, will result in millions losing health care coverage and jeopardize the lives and health of the estimated 20 million people…

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East Harlem Community Advocate Joins NCLEJ’s Board of Directors

Congratulations to Ray Lopez, Interim Director of Programs and Director of Environmental Health Services at LSA Family Health Service, who was elected on March 3, 2017, to NCLEJ’s Board of Directors. As a pioneering community advocate for families…

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