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NHCSL President

NHCSL President

Carmelo Ríos new leader of NHCSL is an advocate for Puerto Rico and a strong voice for Latinos in Washington, DC.

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NHCSL Executive Committee

NHCSL Executive Committee

A policy driven group, representing more than 400 state legislators, studiens, local and mainstream organizations.

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NHCSL Executive Director

NHCSL Executive Director

Kenneth Romero has lived the promise of the American Dream and is a lifelong advocate for Hispanics.

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Become a Member

Become a Member

NHCSL provides you the tools to become a more effective state legislator. Unlock the benefits of membership today.

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Legislative Exchange Forum

Legislative Exchange Forum

Find bills that have been introduced in state capitols across the country in our fast and easy to search database.

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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Find upcoming events, as well information on non-NHCSL sponsored events of interest to our membership.

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Public Policy

NHCSL by the Numbers

NHCSL by the Numbers

The mission of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators is to be the foremost organization serving and representing the interests of Hispanic state legislators from all states.

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In the News

Latinas Lead, Closing the Latina Representation Gap

Latinas Lead, Closing the Latina Representation Gap

As of 2016, Latinas only made up 1.3% of state legislative seats and only 1.6% of Congressional seats. Much more needs to be done to close that gap and that is the mission of the Latinas Lead Initiative and their first Leadership Academy.

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NHCSL Calls for Family Reunification at the Border

NHCSL Calls for Family Reunification at the Border

More than 30 Latino Legislators from across the country, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico gathered in Phoenix to visit a child detention center, meet with advocates and officials on the ground and propose solutions to guarantee family reunification and a permanent end to the Administration's "zero-tolerance" policy.

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Ensuring the 2020 Census Counts Everyone

Ensuring the 2020 Census Counts Everyone

NHCSL strongly condemned the inclusion of a question regarding the US Citizenship status in the 2020 Census. Latino legislators committed to doing everything in their power to ensure that the Constitution is respected and that the decennial count includes everyone.

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John S. Martínez Leadership Scholarship

The John S. Martinez Leadership Scholarship program is specifically designed to help Hispanic high school students achieve educational success. This program has been implemented within the 38 states and territories that have Hispanic state legislators. The award will be provided to a total of 11 Hispanic public high school students; no more than 2 recipients shall be selected per state.

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