NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Getting Ahead of Cybercriminals

Nation-state actors, organized crime and other kinds of cybercriminals are behind recent hacks, breaches and ransomware demands. Learn about cybercriminals and their motivations, build a better understanding of the risks everyone faces, and learn how to confront them. Speakers include Susan Frederick, Pam Greenberg and Wendy Underhill, NCSL, and Representative Giovanni Capriglione (R-Texas).

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How We Vote In-Person and Absentee Mail Options

Voting options changed dramatically over the last two decades. Learn about absentee and mail voting policy options, as well as updates on in-person voting, including early voting. Speakers include Susan Parnas Frederick and Amanda Zoch, NCSL, and Charles Stewart, MIT Elections Lab.

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Just the Facts How to Find and Use Evidence in Policymaking

We hear so often that a program or policy is "evidence-based"—sometimes to justify support for a position or funded program. Would it help to know where to look for credible evidence—or what questions to ask to test whether something is really evidence-based? Learn how to sort out what evidence really means and how it can help make policy and budget decisions that are more likely to achieve policymakers’ desired outcomes. Speakers include Kristine Goodwin, NCSL, David Anderson, Arnold Ventures, and Alyssa Doom, The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Setting the Stage Understanding Early Childhood Policy

Children’s earliest experiences set the stage for life-long health, emotional well-being, learning and achievement. Learn why the early years are critical to healthy development and the major policies and programs legislators are likely to consider. Learn about disparities in access and outcomes for children of color, as well as the effectiveness and return on investment of policies and programs supporting young children and their families. Speakers are Patrick Lyons, Melissa Mincic, and Jennifer Palmer, NCSL; and Al Race, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University.

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Immigration Policy State Actions and Federal Considerations

Immigration remains a high-profile topic nationally and in state legislatures. Over the last 10 years, state legislators have enacted an average of 153 laws per year, addressing the 2020 census, occupational licensing, driver’s licenses, sanctuary policies and enforcement, and creating immigration offices or task forces. Learn about state policies on immigration. Speakers include Senator Mo Denis (D-Nev.) and Senator John McCollister (R-Neb.).

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