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Preserving Life and Liberty for All

WHEREAS, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) recognizes the agony, suffering, and outrage of communities of color across the country that have witnessed too many lives robbed;

Open Letter to Senate Judiciary Chair and Ranking Member on VRAA

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) applauds the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary for taking action on S. 1945, the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (VRAA). When the Supreme Court ruled Section 4 unconstitutional in Shelby County v. Holder, it delivered a debilitating blow to voting rights. Congress is now positioned to heal the damage done by restoring the Voting Rights Act to its full power with the VRAA.


Open Letter to House Judiciary Chair and Ranking Member on VRAA

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) is calling on the United States House of Representatives to take swift action on H.R.3899, the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014 (VRAA).


NBCSL Sends An Open Letter to the President of the United States Regarding the Voting Rights Act of 1965

On June 25, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision in the case of Shelby County, Alabama vs. Holder and struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In a 5-4 decision, the court overturned Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. With Section 4 struck down, Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which requires preclearance of changes in voting laws, has been neutralized. Congress now has the ability to rewrite Section 4. NBCSL sent an Open Letter to the President of the United States urging them to move swiftly and thoughtfully in developing a new formula under the Voting Rights Act.

NBCSL Sends Open Letter to the United States Congress Regarding Voting Rights Act of 1965

On June 25, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision in the case of Shelby County, Alabama vs. Holder and struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In a 5-4 decision, the court overturned Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. With Section 4 struck down, Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which requires preclearance of changes in voting laws, has been neutralized. Congress now has the ability to rewrite Section 4. NBCSL sent an Open Letter to the United States Congress urging them to move swiftly and thoughtfully in developing a new formula under the Voting Rights Act.

Press Release

Statement on the Official Ruling of the United States Supreme Court Case Of Fisher V. University Of Texas and Affirmative Action

On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right for colleges and universities to use race as one of many factors in admission decisions.

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Press Release

Statement on the Official Ruling Of The United States Supreme Court Case of Shelby County Vs. Holder And the Voting Rights Act Of 1965

On June 25, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision in the case of Shelby County, Alabama vs. Holder and struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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State Issues

Summer Meals: Feeding Our Children

More than 50 million Americans, including 9.5 million African Americans and 16.7 million children, experience food insecurity. In other words, approximately one-sixth of Americans do not have consistent availability or access to nutritious food.

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Resolutions

2013 Ratified Policy Resolutions

The 2013 Ratified Resolutions Documents are now available fordownloadeither as a complete package or individual PDFs. Please follow the links below

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