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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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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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