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Community Members Along North Brooklyn Pipeline Route Say DPS Hearings Are About More Than Vaporizers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Zavé Martohardjono, martohardjono@nclej.org BROOKLYN, NY- Brooklyn residents and environmental organizations are speaking out today to demand a full environmental review of all the phases of the North Brooklyn Pipeline along with the proposed expansion…

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Designed to Exclude: New York’s Failure to Provide Compensation and Language Access to Unemployed Workers

Designed to Exclude: New York’s Failure to Provide Compensation and Language Access to Unemployed Workers is a report by the National Center for Law and Economic Justice which details the New York State Department of Labor’s (NYSDOL) failure…

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Extreme Language Barriers Prevent Workers from Getting Unemployment Insurance in the Pandemic 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Zavé Martohardjono | martohardjono@nclej.org  Today the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) released “Designed to Exclude: New York’s Failure to Provide Compensation and Language Access to Unemployed Workers”. This report documents the…

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Barreras Lingüísticas Impiden A Trabajadores Obtener El Seguro De Desempleo Durante La Pandemia

Los desastrosos errores de Nueva York que le costaron el acceso a beneficios de desempleo durante la pandemia a trabajadores de habla hispana Contacto: Zavé Martohardjono | martohardjono@nclej.org El National Law Center for Economic Justice organizará una conferencia…

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Disability rights suit against Suffolk DSS reaches preliminary settlement

NCLEJ’s case Newkirk v. Pierre was featured in Crain’s New York Business Health Pulse Newsletter. Read the article here. Read more about this class action settlement for Suffolk County residents with disabilities who could not access the reasonable…

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The US should seize the opportunity for global leadership on racial justice

Senior Attorney Anjana Malhotra co-authored an op-ed about opportunities the Biden administration has to significantly improve U.S. compliance with a racial discrimination treaty through enacting reparations, criminal justice and immigration policies. Read excerpts below and the full article…

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Twenty-two States Are Trying to Deny Free School Lunch to LGBTQ Students 

By Saima Akhtar, Senior Attorney, and Katharine Deabler, Staff Attorney The tide is rising high this year of far-right attacks on LGBTQ youth. And the multi-pronged strategies to win a right to discriminate against young LGBTQ people are…

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Federal Court Preliminarily Approves Settlement to Improve Access to Public Benefits for People with Disabilities in Suffolk County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact for comments: Jordan Berger, NCLEJ Skadden Fellow, berger@nclej.org, 646-680-8906Saima Akhtar, Senior Attorney, akhtar@nclej.org, 646-558-6152Linda Hassberg, Senior Attorney, Empire Justice Center, lhassberg@empirejustice.org, 631-533-5272 A federal district court judge in the Eastern District of New York…

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