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Imposing Work Requirements on the Child Tax Credit Do Nothing to Reduce Poverty or Incentivize Work

The expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) has been one of the largest opportunities to reduce poverty in decades, but the long-term impact of this legislation is tied to who can access this assistance.   Introduced as part of the American Rescue Plan, the expanded CTC has already lifted 3.5 million…

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Announcing the 2021 NCLEJ Catalyst Awards: A Celebration of Changemakers

NEW YORK, November 1, 2021- The National Center for Law and Economic Justice announces the NCLEJ Catalyst Awards: A Celebration of Changemakers on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 7 PM ET. The 60-minute livestream fundraiser will feature a dynamic celebration of thought-leaders, including our incredible partners…

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How Louisiana’s Unemployment System Continues to Fail Families

As winter nears, thousands of Louisianans continue to struggle to access unemployment insurance due to the state’s failure to prioritize and address refusals in the system.   NCLEJ continued our work to ensure that Louisianans can access these essential benefits by filing our opposition to the state’s second attempt to have our May lawsuit tossed out of court.  “Louisiana’s unemployment system is so…

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