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Support for Grassroots Groups

NCLEJ has a track record of working closely with grassroots groups.

This includes: navigating technicalities that stand in the way of accessing public benefits, fighting unjust fines and fees that penalize communities of color and lead to debt accumulation, and advocating on behalf of communities who are fighting lack of compliance to environmental regulations on large infrastructure projects.

Highlights from our work with grassroots groups include:

The Center has from the beginning adopted a very distinctive stance toward the poor people and organizations who were its clients. From its early work with the welfare rights movement of the 1960s, it regarded the people and groups whose cases it researched and litigated as partners.

– Frances Fox Piven, renowned social scientist, scholar, and activist