Wednesday, April 15, 2020

CARES ACT includes $400 Million in Funds for the 2020 Federal Election Cycle to States

When the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law on March 27, 2020, it included $400 million in emergency funds to states to… Read More
Thursday, April 9, 2020

NBCSL Urges Governors To Pre-Position Resources To Prevent Death In COVID-19 Response

NBCSL is calling on our nation’s governors to pre-position resources in the fight against COVID-19 in communities where the highest death rates occur. “Pre-positioning resources to areas of the most… Read More
Friday, April 3, 2020

Black Communities Are on the 'Frontline' of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Every new day of the coronavirus pandemic has brought with it a dizzying amount of change. Teachers are now forced to explain class projects to their students over Zoom, while… Read More
Saturday, March 28, 2020

Coronavirus Stimulus Bill - H.R.748 CARES ACT - SUMMARY AND FULL VERSION

The US Senate approved a historic $2 trillion stimulus deal to bolster our suffering economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The US House of Representatives have since passed the Bill and… Read More
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Open Letter to President Trump re COVID-19

Today, the presidents of all four caucuses of state legislators of color worked with the chairs of the four Congressional caucuses of color, for the first time, to beseech the… Read More
Monday, March 9, 2020

Lawmakers call for equitable help in North Nashville

Tennesse lawmakers are calling for equitable help with tornado relief in North Nashville. NBCSL members Senator Brenda Gilmore and Representative Harold Love led a press conference Friday, asking for greater effort… Read More
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Maryland unveils statues of Tubman, Douglass in Capitol

At a time when states are debating the removal of Confederate monuments, Maryland unveiled bronze statues of famed abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass during a ceremony Monday night in… Read More
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Celebrating the Launch of the Black News Channel and Diversity in Programming

This week Charter celebrated the upcoming launch of the Black News Channel, the first and only African American-focused 24/7 news network. We are excited to be one of the first… Read More
Monday, January 6, 2020

Senator Akbari to renew push for juvenile sentencing restructure in murder cases

State Sen. Raumesh Akbari is set to revive legislation aimed at giving prisoners who commit murder as juveniles a chance for earlier release if they change their lives. Akbari’s pending… Read More
Monday, December 30, 2019

California State Assemblywoman and NBCSL Member Dr. Shirley Weber is 2019 San Diegan of the Year

In 2017, The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board gave the distinction to 20 people who died during an avoidable hepatitis A outbreak. In 2018, we honored U.S. District Judge Dana… Read More
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