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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:


Statement on Recent News Events

Recent events during the time of pandemic point to a systemic failure to recognize the inherent worth of people of color, low-income people and members of other marginalized communities. The recent extrajudicial killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery,…

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NCLEJ Submits Comment Opposing Rule to Relax Nursing Home Regulations as COVID Rages

Yesterday, NCLEJ submitted a comment opposing a proposed rule by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) that would alter the agency’s Preadmission and Resident Review (PASRR) program and make it easier for people to be sent…

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America undervalues its most important workers

Executive Director Dennis Parker tells Street Roots News (an Oregon based-network of news outlets targeting populations not ordinarily reached by media) how the pandemic is highlighting existing inequities — and what can be done about it. Read the…

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