Mission

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) 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.

Objective

In support of its mission, NBCSL has adopted the following fundamental objectives:

  1. To serve as a national network and clearinghouse for the discussion, dissemination, and exchange of ideas and information among African American state legislators and their staffs;
  2. To provide research, training, and educational services to African American state legislators and their staff.
  3. To improve the effectiveness and quality of African American state legislators; and
  4. To serve as a strong, united, and effective advocate for African American state legislators and their constituencies at the federal level.

Membership Forms

Alabama

Alabama Legislative Black Caucus
Senator Rodger Smitherman

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus
Senator Kenneth Wayne Jones

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus
Senator Linda Chesterfield

MISSOURI

Missouri Legislative Black Caucus
Representative Brandon Ellington

CALIFORNIA

California Legislative Black Caucus
Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus
Senator Ronald L. Rice

COLORADO

Black Democratic Legislative Caucus
Representative Jovan E. Melton

NEW YORK

New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus
Assemblyman Jeffrion L. Aubry

CONNECTICUT

Black and Puerto Rican Caucus
Representative Bruce Morris

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus
Representative Garland Pierce

FLORIDA

Florida Black Legislative Caucus
Senator Dwight Bullard (until May 2015)

OHIO

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus
Representative Alicia Reece

GEORGIA

Georgia Legislative Black Caucus
Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus
Senator Anastasia Pittman 

ILLINOIS

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus
Senator Kimberly Lightford

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus
Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown 

INDIANA

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus
Senator Lonnie M. Randolph

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus
Representative Carl Anderson 

KANSAS

Kansas African American Legislative Caucus
Senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau

TENNESSEE

Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators
Representative Brenda Gilmore 

LOUISIANA

Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus
Representative Katrina R. Jackson

TEXAS

Texas Legislative Black Caucus
Representative Sylvester Turner 

MARYLAND

Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc.
Delegate Barbara Robinson

VIRGINIA

Virginia Legislative Black Caucus
Senator Mamie Locke 

MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus
Representative Russell Holmes

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Black and Latino Caucus
Representative Mandela Barnes 

MICHIGAN

Michigan Legislative Black Caucus
Senator Virgil K. Smith, Jr.