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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 12, 2014

NBCSL Remembers Legendary Icon Ruby Dee

June 12, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – The National Black Caucus of State Legislators offers its most sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fans around the world following the…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou

On May 28, 2014, internationally renowned author, poet, and activist Maya Angelou passed away following prolonged health complications.Tennessee State Representative Joe Armstrong, President of the National Black Caucus of State…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 10, 2014

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators Releases Special Report On Nationwide Expansive Voting Rights Legislation

(Washington, D.C.) – In the face of recent suppressive attacks on voting rights across the country, the nation’s largest membership association of Black state lawmakers - the National Black Caucus…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Statement on the 2014 State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union Address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. NBCSL President Joe Armstrong offers…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, December 6, 2013

A Moment of Silence for the Honorable Nelson Mandela

The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) mourns the passing of the Honorable Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa. NBCSL President Joe Armstrong issues the following statement.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

NBCSL Commends Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Outgoing Acting Chair of the FCC

On November 4th, Tom Wheeler was sworn in as the new Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). NBCSL President Joe Armstrong (TN) releases the following statement.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NBCSL Statement on the First Federal Government Shutdown in 17 Years

Offices in the federal government began to shut down for the first time in 17 years at midnight on Monday, October 1, 2013 due to Congressional inaction. All but the…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 29, 2013

NBCSL Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - On Saturday, August 24, 2013 and Wednesday, August 28, 2013, tens of thousands of people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 8, 2013

Recent Blackouts Point To The Need For Broader Policy Action

Recent television station blackouts highlight the need for a broader conversation on consumer choice and fairness, a review of retransmission consent laws, and full technology adoption
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 29, 2013

NBCSL Mourns the Passing of former NBCSL President and Tennessee State Representative Lois DeBerry

Representative Joe Armstrong (TN), President of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL), issues the following statement regarding the passing of Former NBCSL President (1994-1999) and Tennessee State Representative,…
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