Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Black lawmakers call for more COVID-19 aid for black businesses and rural towns in SC

A group of black state legislators said Monday that South Carolina officials need to provide more COVID-19 testing and help for residents in predominantly black rural communities — populations that have been profoundly… Read More
Friday, May 1, 2020

NBCSL OP-ED - “Penny Wise and Pound Foolish” Opening Businesses Prematurely Endangers Workers in Communities of Color”

The notion of “re-opening” our economy presumes that, prior to COVID-19, the U.S. economy was “open” for every American. People of color have a different economic reality. While every American… Read More
Friday, April 24, 2020

Rep. Anika T. Omphroy(FL) Appointed to Re-Open Florida Task Force

Rep. Anika T. Omphroy(FL) Appointed to Re-Open Florida Task Force NBCSL member and Florida Rep. Anika T. Omphroy (D) has been appointed by Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis, to serve on the Re-Open Florida… Read More
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

COVID-19 Is Exposing Health Disparities

It’s No Surprise That COVID-19 Is Exposing Health Disparities The coronavirus’ impact on African Americans requires us to address an ongoing problem for U.S. communities. Despite the herotics, efforts of… Read More
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
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