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NBCSL remains on the forefront of issues and news that are important to its members.

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, June 29, 2019
    NBCSL Responds to Recent Supreme Court Decisions

    June 29, 2019 -- Washington, D.C. --The Supreme Court recently issued two rulings with one dealing a huge blow to eliminating gerrymandering, or the drawing of congressional districts for partisan gain.  The 5-4 decision may encourage state lawmakers to continue to carve out districts based upon political affiliations when they begin the next stage of redistricting after the 2020 census is completed.

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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
    NBCSL extends condolences to victims of the Virginia Beach Mass Shooting
    Washington DC —The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) extends its condolences and prayers to the family members, friends and colleagues of those killed and injured in our nation’s most recent mass shooting in Virginia Beach, VA, in which 12 people were killed, and several more seriously injured, when a public works employee opened fire at a municipal building in on Friday, May 31.
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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 8, 2019
    The NBCSL supports the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus as it releases the following statement on Racial Events and Sexual Allegations in The Commonwealth
    The events of the past week in the Commonwealth of Virginia have disturbed us all, and recall a time when bigotry, intolerance, and lack of respect for all our residents were accepted in the corridors of power. We recognize that these recent findings and allegations have ripped open wounds for the African American community and sexual assault survivors across the country and we empathize with them all.
     
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