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NCLEJ’s Statement in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

NCLEJ stands in solidarity with and in support of those that have been most affected by the COVID-19 crisis as it continues to ravage the nation and the globe. In a time when public officials have instructed most…

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NCLEJ Submits Public Comment Opposing HUD’S Proposed “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” Rule

On January 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) published a proposed rule that would change the way the agency upholds its obligation to affirmatively further fair housing for all who need it. The…

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NCLEJ Settles Lawsuit Against Florida State Medicaid Agencies for Unlawfully Terminating Healthcare Benefits for Eligible Individuals

On February 25, NCLEJ and its partners secured a settlement agreement with Florida’s state Medicaid agencies to ensure that eligible individuals, including many with disabilities, can keep accessing health care services without interruption. On August 8, 2019 NCLEJ…

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NCLEJ Settles Lawsuit Against the Vermont DMV for Collaborating with ICE

NCLEJ has reached a settlement agreement on behalf of its client Migrant Justice in a federal lawsuit against the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. The case stems from the DMV’s practice of information-sharing and collaboration with federal immigration…

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NCLEJ Submits Public Comment Opposing Tennessee’s Proposal to Turn TennCare into a Block Grant Program

On November 20, 2019, Tennessee submitted an application to the federal Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). With its application, Tennessee is requesting that the Secretary of HHS waive certain…

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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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