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Katie Deabler Speaks at McDowell Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

NCLEJ’s Katie Deabler spoke at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Barbara McDowell and Gerald S. Hartman Foundation about our work on Robinson et al., v. New York City Transit Authority, which challenges unlawful collections of fines. With…

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NCLEJ works with Migrant Justice

See our exciting new video about our work with Migrant Justice/Justicia Migrante

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NCLEJ and Partners Launch Driven by Justice Coalition to End Discriminatory Suspensions of Driver’s Licenses in New York

Today, NCLEJ, The Bronx Defenders, and the Fines & Fees Justice Center announced the launch of the Driven by Justice Coalition — a partnership of grassroots, economic justice and civil rights organizations, public defenders, and directly impacted people…

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New Executive Director Dennis Parker Welcomed at Reception

Last week, NCLEJ held a reception in honor of new Executive Director Dennis Parker. Members of NCLEJ’s Board of Directors, current and former staff, colleagues, friends, and family joined together to welcome Dennis and to honor NCLEJ’s continued…

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NCLEJ Sues Trump HHS, Alleging Improper Use of Authority to Approve New Hampshire’s Medicaid Work Requirements

Today, NCLEJ filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of low-income New Hampshire residents who depend on Medicaid to access critical health care services. The case challenges the Trump administration’s approval of New Hampshire’s “Granite Advantage” Section…

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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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