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Our Mission and Values

The mission of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice is to advance racial and economic justice for low-income families, individuals, and communities across the country.

Income Security

We believe income security is a basic goal and fundamental defense against poverty.

Access to Employment

We believe all people should have the full opportunity to secure and retain living wage jobs.

Access to Healthcare

We believe all people should receive affordable, comprehensive, high-quality health care.

Fair Treatment

We believe fairness must be the foundation of government administration.

Public Accountability

We believe governmental decision-making should be accessible and responsive to all constituents.

Access to Justice

We believe low-income people must have effective access to the justice system to challenge violations of their rights and secure effective relief.

Fair and Safe Workplace

We believe all workers should be assured a safe workplace, a living wage, and full protection from discrimination.

Community Action

We believe community involvement should be encouraged at the local, state, and national level as powerful strategies for social change.

Civic Participation

We believe all individuals, especially low-income individuals, should be centered in shaping the public policies that affect their lives and livelihoods.