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NBCSL collects and shares some of the nation’s best public policy practices with its members. As a catalyst for public policy innovation and information exchange among African American state legislators and their staffs, NBCSL works daily to ensure that its members are up to date on the nation’s most pressing issues and ready to address them in their respective statehouses.


 

A National Clearinghouse

As an organization that assists policymakers, NBCSL offers a variety of resources for member and public use. From model state legislation and analyses of state issues to NBCSL’s policy resolution process and policy committees, we ensure our members and their constituents are apprised of trends in the state and federal legislative spheres.

Policy Committees
Looking to make a difference? Take action now by joining one of our policy committees. Learn More
Policy in Action
NBCSL members are leading the way in their states, passing policies that positively impact the lives of all Americans. Learn More
Model Legislation
See examples comprising of the crucial components of a successful law from our seasoned policy experts. Learn More
Resolutions
Resolutions embody NBCSL’s core values, offer solutions to core issues, and serve as the basis for both state and federal legislation and action. Learn More


Policy Priorities

In January, NBCSL released its 2017 policy priorities advocating and promoting changes that will have significant impact for African Americans and other marginalized groups. Safeguarding the rights and protections of these communities, and creating environments that encourage fairness and equality are our top priorities. Our 2017 legislative priorities highlight various state and federal issues and establishes objectives and strategies for addressing them.



Be featured on NBCSL

Do you have model legislation or examples of policy in action you would like to share? NBCSL welcomes your submissions. To be featured in our policy section, please complete the submission form below.

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