The Joint Center Commends House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for Appointing Jeyben Castro as Deputy Director of the U.S. House Office of Diversity & Inclusion

WASHINGTON — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for appointing Jeyben Castro as Deputy Director of the U.S. House Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Along with Kemba Kendrix, Castro will lead the office’s development of a House diversity plan to include policies to direct and guide…

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Joint Center Op-Ed: After Georgia, Senators Must Prioritize Staff Diversity

Sources: CNN, NYT, Cook & Joint Center.* After Black voters in Georgia enabled Democrats to control the Senate, Morning Consult published this commentary by Joint Center Senior Fellow of Diversity and Inclusion Dr. LaShonda Brenson and Joint Center President Spencer Overton calling for the Senate to take key steps to prioritize hiring, developing, and promoting…

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Joint Center President Speaks to Harvard Law School Students on Law & Tech

Joint Center President Spencer Overton virtually joined Harvard Law School’s 1L class to discuss how he first became interested in law and technology, digital technologies, Section 230, and more. During the discussion, Spencer explained how digital technologies have massive positive potential including helping small Black businesses connect with customers, and facilitating telehealth and virtual work.…

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Joint Center President Joins MSNBC’s The Cross Connection Inaugural Episode

Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined the inaugural episode of Tiffany Cross’s MSNBC show The Cross Connection for a panel discussion on diversity in the Biden administration and congressional staff. Panelists included Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL), and Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies President & CEO Madalene Mielke, and When We All Vote Chief…

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