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Joining with Low-Income People to Fight for Fairness

NCLEJ works with low-income families, individuals, communities, and a wide range of organizations to advance the cause of economic justice through ground-breaking, successful litigation, policy work, and support of grassroots organizing around the country. We have provided legal representation, support, and advice to people living in poverty and their advocates since 1965.

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In our efforts to make economic justice a reality, NCLEJ focuses on a number of issues critical to the fight for fairness:


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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