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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 Sues ICE, DHS, and Vermont DMV, Alleging Targeting of Immigrant Leaders in Retaliation for Activism

Today, NCLEJ filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Migrant Justice, a Vermont-based grassroots organization, and its members, alleging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)―with the assistance of the…

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NCLEJ Wins Court Order Requiring Tennessee to Stop Suspending Licenses of People too Poor to Pay Traffic Tickets

On Tuesday, October 16th, nearly 300,000 people who had their driver’s licenses suspended because they could not afford to pay traffic debt – the fines, fees, and taxes that arise from traffic violations – won a significant victory…

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Victory for Home Health Aides in New York State

On September 26th, 2018, NCLEJ and co-counsel Virginia & Ambinder, LLP won a victory for home health aides in New York State. Justice Eileen A. Rakower of the New York State Supreme Court issued a decision and order…

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