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NCLEJ Wins Delaware Food Stamp Case

In a case of national first impression, the Delaware Supreme Court adopted the reasoning from NCLEJ’s briefing and ruled unanimously in Gonzalez v. State of Delaware that federal law prohibits the State of Delaware from suing SNAP (food…

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Trump Budget Harms Struggling Families by Cutting Funding for Assistance Programs and Pushing for Strict Work Requirements

The President’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal is yet another attack on poor families. The Administration has proposed to slash funding for critical programs that help low- and moderate-income individuals access healthy and nutritious food, receive critical health care…

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Marc Cohan Resumes as Director of Litigation at NCLEJ

Dear Friends of NCLEJ: Almost three years ago I agreed to take on the responsibility of Executive Director to give the Board time to search for and bring on a new Executive Director to help lead NCLEJ. The…

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NCLEJ Refuses To Meet With Trump’s Consumer Financial Protections Bureau

Yesterday, NCLEJ and allies New Economy Project and NJ Citizen Action declined to meet with Trump-appointed CFPB Director Kathy Kraniger because the Bureau has abandoned its founding mission to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive and discriminatory practices.  Read…

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National Center for Law and Economic Justice Names Dennis Parker New Executive Director

Today, the National Center for Law and Economic Justice – one of the leading advocates advancing the cause of economic justice for low-income families, individuals and communities across the country – announced former director of the ACLU’s Racial…

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NCLEJ Sues the New York City Transit Authority, Alleging Systemic Due Process Violations

Last week, NCLEJ filed a class action lawsuit in the Southern District of New York against the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), an arm of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). This action is brought on behalf of…

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NCLEJ Submits Public Comment Opposing Proposed “Public Charge” Rule

In September, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced a proposed rule that would expand the definition of a “public charge” and change the way immigration officials administer the “public charge” test to determine whether to admit or…

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Driving while poor, Claudia Wilner at TEDxJacksonville

NCLEJ’s Claudia Wilner was a crowd favorite at TEDxJacksonville last month where she discussed unfair driver’s license suspension laws that perpetuate the criminalization of poverty. Watch her TED Talk here.

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