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The Constitutional Right to Abortion Is Gone

National Center for Law and Economic Justice condemns the Supreme Court’s dismantling of abortion rights with today’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and stands in solidarity with reproductive justice movements working to protect the right to abortion….

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We Mourn with and Support Buffalo’s Black Community

Our hearts go out to the families of the victims of the tragic hate crime that took place on Saturday, May 14—the mass shooting of Black Buffalo residents at a Tops grocery store. With deep sorrow, we grieve…

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New York Ends Mortgage Requirement for Homeowners Who Receive Welfare Benefits

The Social Services Law 106 was repealed in the New York State Budget. This important and necessary reform was long overdue. As a result of the repeal and subsequent guidance issued by the Office of Temporary Disability Assistance,…

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NCLEJ Advocates for Workers to Keep Unemployment Insurance Overpayments

Representing workers across New York State in coalition with Legal Services NYC, New York Legal Assistance Group, Volunteers of Legal Service, Empire Justice Center, Brooklyn Defenders Services, and National Employment Law Project, the National Center for Law and…

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NCLEJ Celebrates Women’s History Month

Today, we call attention to Constance Baker Motley, whose accomplishments include: First Black woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court. Lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Led the litigation that integrated the Universities of Georgia, Alabama, and…

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Let Students Eat: How States Are Leaving Money (Food) On the Table

States are abandoning the pandemic electronic benefits transfer, or P-EBT. The P-EBT allows students who rely on the federal school lunch program to access meals when schools are closed.   With the declaration of emergency continuing through at…

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Exciting Outcome of Sheff v. O’Neill

 Sheff is a school desegregation case against the State of Connecticut that addresses the extreme racial and economic isolation and limited resources that many students in Hartford experienced, compared to the surrounding suburbs which include some of the richest…

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What’s at stake for 2022

Across the country, legislative bodies are back in session. Here are some of the policy and advocacy efforts that we are supporting to expand workers’ protections and access to public benefits, and end predatory fines and fees:  End Predatory Court Fees Act. In her State of…

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MLK Call to Action: We demand an economic floor

The demand for an economic floor is at the root of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final book, “Where do we go from here?”, which makes a case for universal basic income as a starting point for a vibrant…

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We’re taking on the DOL: All eligible workers should be able to claim UI

Every eligible worker should be able to claim Unemployment Insurance (UI). Yet throughout the pandemic, many New Yorkers have experienced unprecedented delays and administrative hurdles to obtaining unemployment compensation, with much of the greatest burden falling on New Yorkers with limited English…

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