State Senator Pou Voted President-elect of National State Lawmaker Group

Sen. Nellie Pou (D-35) has been voted president-elect of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL). After the current president serves out his term in 2022, Senator Pou will become the organization’s president and serve a two-year term. The election took place last week at the NHCSL’s annual meeting in Puerto Rico.

Sen. Pou chairs the NJ Senate Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction of financial services legislation. She has been a long-time credit union supporter.

Founded in 1989, the non-partisan, non-profit organization includes 425 members and spans 42 states as well as Puerto Rico. Its mission is to be the foremost organization serving and representing the interests of Hispanic state legislators from all states, commonwealths and territories of the United States and the Western Hemisphere.

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.

The NHCSL also provides a forum for information exchange and member networking, supports leadership training, acts as a liaison with sister U.S. Hispanic organizations. It promotes public and private partnerships with business and labor, and partners with Hispanic state or provincial legislators and their associations represented throughout the world.