Hill Diversity


52 Organizations Ask New Senators to Hire Top Staff of Color

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.

Lack of diversity among top staff is a significant challenge in the U.S. Senate. According to a Joint Center report on the issue, people of color account for over 36 percent of the population of the United States, but represent only 7.1 percent of top Senate staff in personal offices of U.S. Senators.

A list of the 52 organizations is below. Click here to read the full letter.

American Association of Blacks in Energy

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC
Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote)
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance & Institute for Asian Pacific American Leadership & Advancement
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
Center for APA Women Color Of Change
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Financial Services Professionals
Hmong American Partnership
Hmong National Development
Japanese American Citizens League
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Khmer Girls in Action
Laotian American National Alliance
Latino Victory Foundation
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP)
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
National Action Network
National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)
National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
National Association of Investment Companies
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
National Congress of American Indians
National Congress of Black Women, Inc.
National Congress of Black Women, Los Angeles Chapter
National Congress of Black Women, Metro Chicago Chapter
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
National Federation of Filipino American Associations
National Hispanic Leadership Agenda
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)
National Urban League
National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates
OCA Greater Houston
Rainbow PUSH Coalition
South Asian Bar Association of North America
South Asian Fund For Education, Scholarship & Training (SAFEST)
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)