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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 Trump Administration’s Draconian SNAP “Work Requirement”

Today, the Trump Administration issued a final rule that will deprive 700,000 low-income individuals of basic food assistance. Rather than address the needs of low-income families and individuals, this Administration exacerbates the challenges they face and leaves them without…

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NCLEJ Signs On to Amicus Brief in June Medical Services LLC v. Gee

This week, NCLEJ joined with 72 other organizations committed to equality and economic opportunity for women in signing on to an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in June Medical Services LLC v. Gee. The brief was…

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NCLEJ and Partners Sue Louisiana over Poor Mental Health Services for Children

Yesterday, NCLEJ filed a class action lawsuit in federal court on behalf of thousands of Medicaid eligible children in Louisiana who have been affectedby Louisiana’s failure to meet its obligation to provide mental health services to children receiving…

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