Summit Background

Our Mission

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3. The mission of the NHCSL is to be the foremost organization serving and representing the interests of Hispanic state legislators from all states, commonwealths and territories. The NHCSL meets its mission by serving as a catalyst for joint action on issues of common concern, such as housing, immigration, education and healthcare, to all segments of the Hispanic community. In addition, NHCSL provides a forum for information exchange and member networking; supports leadership training; acts as a liaison with sister U.S. Hispanic organizations; promotes public and private partnerships with business and labor; and partners with Hispanic state or provincial legislators and their associations represented throughout the world.

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Our Leadership

The reach of NHCSL is extensive and its network includes prominent, high-ranking business leaders, corporate executives, government officials and the nonprofit and philanthropic communities. NHCSL demonstrates its commitment to the issues of healthcare, education, immigration and economic development, through NHCSL’s thirteen (13) policy task forces:

  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Banking, Home Ownership & Credit
  • Broadband & Technology
  • Business, Economic Development, International Relations & Trade
  • Education
  • Energy, Infrastructure & Environment
  • Health Care
  • Human & Civil Rights
  • Immigration
  • Labor & Workforce Development
  • Latino Voting & Elections
  • Law & Criminal Justice
  • Veteran Affairs

These task forces are comprised of Hispanic state legislators who help lead a series of efforts, programs and products that help to implement the NHCSL mission.

The Summit

The Summit convenes state legislators, Hispanic organizations, corporate representatives and high-ranking elected officials and diplomats to discuss issues that concern the Hispanic/Latino population. The Summit agenda reflects the current state of the Hispanic/Latino community and delves into unique and innovative ways to improve the quality of life for the constituencies we serve. The Summit presenters and speakers range from a high-caliber of national and international representatives with an expertise in the areas of immigration, healthcare, economic development, education and philanthropy.

The Summit offers NHCSL partners the opportunity to gain maximum exposure and visibility before a unique national audience of state elected officials.