Hill Diversity

The Joint Center’s Hill diversity work analyzes racial diversity of congressional staff. See below for our research, analysis, and activities.

Joint Center Discusses Diversity Among Biden-Harris Political Appointments at American Constitution Webinar

Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined the American Constitution Society’s webinar providing advice for lawyers interested in being politically appointed by the Biden-Harris administration. During the discussion, Spencer shared the state of diversity among political appointments so far compared to previous administrations and in comparison to the promise of the Biden-Harris Administration to have a…

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Joint Center Presents Congressional Staff Diversity Data at FiscalNote Webinar

Joint Center Senior Fellow of Diversity and Inclusion Dr. LaShonda Brenson presented recent Joint Center data on congressional staff diversity at FiscalNote’s webinar entitled How to Create a Diverse Capitol Hill and K Street. Other panelists included former Deputy Secretary of Labor for President Obama Chris Lu, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies President…

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Strong Black Support for Shalanda Young for OMB Director

WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies submitted a letter signed by nearly 30 Black organizations calling for President Joe Biden to nominate Shalanda Young for Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. “As organizations that serve Black communities, we take great pride in strongly encouraging you to nominate…

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New LegiStorm Report Shows New House Members Hire More Diverse Staff

New LegiStorm Data Finds Freshmen House Members Hire More Diverse Staff Than Their Senior Colleagues  Joint Center Data Confirms Top Staff Hiring Also More Diverse  Last week, LegiStorm, a web-based platform that identifies congressional staff and monitors activity on Capitol Hill, published a blog comparing staff hiring by new Members of Congress and their longer-serving…

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Joint Center Organizes Letter With Over 35 Civil Rights Groups Urging Majority Leader Schumer to Establish a Bipartisan Senate Diversity and Inclusion Office

The Joint Center organized a letter signed by over 35 civil rights groups addressed to Majority Leader Schumer (D-NY) urging his office to establish a bipartisan Senate Diversity and Inclusion Office. In the letter, we recommend the new bipartisan Senate Diversity and Inclusion Office be staffed by professionals with expertise in diversity who support both…

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