Focus Policy Blog

Last week, 52 organizations sent a letter to the six incoming Members of the U.S. Senate (from CA, IL, IN, MD, NV, & NH) asking that they interview and hire candidates of color for top staff positions in their Washington, DC offices.

Joint Center & NALEO Host Transition Roundtable

On November 16, the Joint Center – in partnership with NALEO – hosted over 25 leaders of organizations that represent elected officials of color for a day-long roundtable in Washington, DC foc


Joint Center Meets with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

On Thursday, November 10, the Joint Center – partnering with INSIGHT America – organized a breakfast with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler.

(WASHINGTON) The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies will honor Secretary of Labor Tom Perez with the 2016 Louis E. Martin Great American Award at a reception on Wednesday, November 16.


Black & Latino Groups Reach Out to Trump Transition

Last night, President-Elect Trump talked about the importance of unity and working together.


New Data: From a Divided Electorate to Governance

Whichever party controls the White House and U.S. Senate after today, cultural divides will persist.


New Joint Center Poll on Black Voter Enthusiasm

There is plenty of conjecture about whether African Americans will turn out to vote in 2016, but not enough accurate data.


Joint Center Meets with FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez

On September 28, the Joint Center--partnering with INSIGHT America--organized a lunch with Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. 

On September 22, the Joint Center--partnering with INSIGHT America--organized a breakfast with U.S. House Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn.