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NBCSL’s 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.

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

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 17, 2019
    NBCSL Statement on the Passing Of Elijah Cummings, Longtime Maryland Congressman

    October 17, 2019 -- Washington, D.C. — The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) is saddened by the news of the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings (MD), Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, and extend our heartfelt condolences. 

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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
    NBCSL Urges all Policymakers to take action regarding the senseless gun violence in the US

    August 6, 2019 -- Washington, D.C. — Headlines about the recent tragedies due to gun violence are becoming much too prevalent in America. Gilroy, CA, El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH serve as painful reminders of the impact of gun violence in our communities.

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  • 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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