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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 Argues for Fair Wages for Home Health Aides in State Court

Last week, NCLEJ continued to fight for fair pay for home health aides in New York. On August 29, Senior Attorney Travis England argued in New York Supreme Court against recent Department of Labor emergency rules allowing employers…

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NCLEJ Fights Against Poverty Wages for Home Health Aides

NCLEJ’s Katie Deabler and Leah Lotto continued to fight for fair working conditions in New York State. On July 11, 2018, Katie testified before the New York State Department of Labor to oppose a proposed regulations that would…

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Victory in Tennessee for Low-Income Drivers!

This week, in response to the class action filed by NCLEJ and its partners, a federal Judge ordered the State of Tennessee to stop the practice of revoking driver’s licenses from people too poor to pay fines and fees…

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