The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) primary mission is to develop, conduct and promote educational, research and training programs designed to enhance the effectiveness of its members, as they consider legislation and issues of public policy which impact, either directly or indirectly upon "the general welfare" of African American constituents within their respective jurisdictions.


In support of its mission, NBCSL has adopted the following fundamental objectives:

  1. To serve as a national network and clearinghouse for the discussion, dissemination, and exchange of ideas and information among African American state legislators and their staffs;
  2. To provide research, training, and educational services to African American state legislators and their staff.
  3. To improve the effectiveness and quality of African American state legislators; and
  4. To serve as a strong, united, and effective advocate for African American state legislators and their constituencies at the federal level.

Membership Forms

Dear Legislator,

It is my honor to cordially invite you to become an active member of our esteemed organization, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL). As President of NBCSL, I can assure you that we are working tirelessly to get the work done in our communities across the nation and we need your help to accelerate this important mission.

Founded in 1977, NBCSL is an organization of over 700 black state legislators in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We represent hundreds of ideas, strategies, policies, and goals all dedicated to improving the lives of the millions of people we collectively represent.  Today, we are facing a new legislative playing field, and it is up to us to ensure that our voices do not get drowned out and that we remain relevant in state and national conversations. 

Membership dues are $100 annually, to join NBCSL, please follow the link below to register and submit your dues https://www.regonline.com/Register OR you may mail your registration form and payment to our NBCSL National Office at: 444 North Capitol St. NW Suite 622, Washington, DC 20001, attn.: membership.

NBCSL Membership Benefits:

o   Special event and program invitations throughout the year

o   Access to model legislation from in other states that may be beneficial to your residents

o   Opportunity for a scholarship to attend our Annual Legislative Conference

o   Opportunity to connect with our corporate round table members for potential collaboration on needs of importance to your region and their industry

o   Important Legislative updates sent directly to your inbox

o   Invitations to activities exclusive for NBCSL Members, locally and nationally

o   Members only website access and connection to our Legislators Directory

NBCSL is a place where you can find like-minded individuals who have shared your struggles and your successes, and are also here to support you in your legislative journey, myself included. We look forward to working with you as we continue our mission to bring awareness and resolution to the disparities our communities actively and unjustly face.

Together WE Can Finish!

With warm regards,
Porter Signature
Rep. Gregory W. Porter (IN)



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