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NCLEJ Condemns the Trump Administration’s Sabotage of the United States Postal Service

The United States Postal Service has long faced underfunding in spite of the essential service they provide to every single corner of our country.  Concerns about the funding crisis have reached a fever pitch this summer, since a…

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NCLEJ and Coalition of Partner Organizations File Amicus Brief Opposing Trump Administration’s Draconian SNAP “Work Requirement”

Yesterday, NCLEJ and our partners at the Empire Justice Center, the Legal Aid Society, Greater Hartford Legal Aid, and the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute filed an amicus brief in support of the Plaintiffs in District of Columbia et.al. v….

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Big Wins in Montgomery Debtors’ Prison Case

Plaintiffs challenging debtors’ prison practices of the City of Montgomery and Judicial Correction Services (JCS), a private contractor that extracted payment of traffic fines and fees on behalf of the City, scored important wins in a July 7…

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NCLEJ Fights Peonage and Debtors’ Prisons in Montgomery, Alabama

NCLEJ represents seven Black residents of Montgomery, AL who filed a class action lawsuit against the City and Judicial Correction Services, Inc. (JCS) to challenge an unlawful peonage and debtor’s prison scheme. Under this system, the City forced…

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NCLEJ sues to stop Michigan Medicaid “hamster wheel”

Press Release for Michigan Medicaid suit.

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NCLEJ Opposes Budget Cuts That Threaten Georgia’s SNAP Program

Yesterday, NCLEJ sent a letter to Georgia state legislators strongly opposing proposed cuts to the Georgia Department of Human Services. If enacted, the budget cuts will cause serious harm to Georgians who are already struggling to survive a…

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Home Health Care Advocates Call on Governor Cuomo To Enact Critical Measures to Protect Home Care Workers and Consumers Amid Covid-19 Crisis

(NEW YORK, NY) – A coalition of home health care advocates chaired by The Legal Aid Society today issued a letter calling on New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to enact critical measures to protect home care workers and consumers from Covid-19 exposure…

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NCLEJ Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding DACA Program

Today, the Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s plan to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy which was implemented by former President Barack Obama. NCLEJ applauds this victory by and for immigrant youth! We…

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