• NBCSL opposes United States invasion of Iraq.
  • NBCSL and NHCSL meet during NCSL Fatherhood Symposium, Fannie Mae Housing Symposium, and the AstraZeneca sponsored Health Disparities Conference. A press conference was also held during NBCSL’s 27th Annual Legislative Conference to address education issues in African American and Hispanic communities.
  • The NBCSL 7th Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony recognizes the achievements of Congressman Elijah Cummings and Businesswoman Barbara Smith.
  • NBCSL holds first HIV/AIDS and STD policy symposium through CDC Cooperative Agreement.
  • Centers for Disease and Prevention Control extend NBCSL cooperative agreement to educate NBCSL legislators about HIV/ AIDS and STDs for two years.
  • NBCSL holds the third and last installment of African Americans and the U.S. Energy Infrastructure in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • NBCSL and Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) meet for the first time during CBC’s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Eli Lilly and NBCSL convene conference in Indianapolis, Indiana to discuss minority health issues.
  • President Coleman meets with house democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and other African American leaders.