About the NCSL
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. NCSL is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of state governments before Congress and federal agencies. NCSL's Trust for Representative Democracy is a civic education program designed to engage citizens and build their understanding and support for America's democratic institutions. The Trust sponsors the America's Legislators Back to School Program that encourages state lawmakers to visit classrooms and bring civics to life for students.