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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:


A Verdict is Not Justice

Photo credit: Chad Davis | Wikimedia Commons By Dennis Parker, Executive Director   The country has been watching and waiting for a historic decision in the trial of Derek Chauvin for taking George Floyd’s life in May 2020. Tuesday, the trial concluded with an historically unprecedented…

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Honor Daunte Wright and End Police Violence

With outrage, we at NCLEJ mourn Daunte Wright who was killed in Brooklyn Center, near Minneapolis, by police last Sunday. Wright’s tragic and unjust murder reminds us, yet again, that the abuse and discrimination against Black communities by…

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We Must End Anti-Asian Violence and Racism

By Anjana Malhotra, NCLEJ Senior Staff Attorney The National Center for Law and Economic Justice joins in solidarity with Asian American communities in opposing racist violence. We honor the lives of all Asian Americans lost to systemic oppression….

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