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Inadequate Government Response to Hurricanes Laura and Zeta

In Louisiana, 47,000 homes were damaged by Hurricane Laura alone, 16,000 of which need major repairs. Tens of thousands are still suffering and some families have been forced to move five or more times as a result of…

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MLK defended economic justice

Photo credit: Marion S. Trikosko, 26 March 1964, Wikimedia Commons Today is Martin Luther King Day, a day to celebrate civil rights activists who paved the way for racial justice. It’s also a day to reflect deeply and…

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Democracy’s Fragile Balance

By Karina Tefft, Staff Attorney Yesterday, a mob of pro-Trump rioters descended upon Capitol Hill aiming to disrupt the counting of electoral votes that would finally confirm the election of Joe Biden as our next President. Stoked by…

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2020 Virtual Awards Benefit

Thrilled to share that poet Joshua Bennett and Senator Cory Booker will speak at our Virtual Benefit on December 8! Join us as we celebrate the important advocacy of Sarah Dodds-Brown, Executive Vice President and Managing Counsel of American Express; and Martha Morgan, Henry…

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NCLEJ Fights Excessive Fines and Fees

Over the past several decades, state and local governments have increasingly relied on fines, fees, and forfeitures to generate revenue for public programs—a form of economic injustice that disproportionately harms low-income Black, Brown, and immigrant individuals who have…

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, NCLEJ honors the lives of trans and gender diverse people lost to systemic oppression and both interpersonal and state violence. In 2020 alone, 350 trans and gender diverse people across the globe…

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Meet NCLEJ’s newest experts!

We are excited to introduce you to our newest fellows Jordan Berger and Jarron McAllister and Staff Attorney Linda Morris who each joined NCLEJ this Fall. We’re proud to have their expertise and know how fueling our fight…

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The Election of Our Next President

The Election of our 46th President, Joseph Biden  Today, the National Center for Law and Economic Justice celebrates the democratic process that has resulted in voters selecting Joseph R. Biden to be America’s 46th President. By thoughtfully and carefully ensuring the full participation…

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