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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:


Victory for SNAP Recipients Nationwide

On Sunday, a federal court in DC issued an injunction permanently blocking a Trump Administration rule that would have deprived more than 700,000 people of desperately needed SNAP benefits.  The District of Columbia v. U.S.D.A decisionis a victory for…

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Dozens of Statewide Groups Call on Gov. Cuomo to Sign Driver’s License Suspension Reform Act

Legislation Would End Widespread Driver’s License Suspensions for Unpaid Traffic Debt Today, over 50 groups from across New York State sent a letter to Gov. Cuomo urging him to sign the Driver’s License Suspension Reform Act, which the…

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Press Release NYS Ventilator Case (COVID-19)

“No one should have to worry about their life-sustaining medical equipment being taken from them in a pandemic.” -Britney Wilson @NCLEJ staff attorney. Read our press release on our case with @disabilityrightsnewyork to protect personal ventilator users:

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