Hill Diversity

The Joint Center’s hill diversity work is focused on analyzing staff diversity on the Hill. See below for research, analysis, and activities related to hill diversity.

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Digging Deeper: 2020 Senate Democratic Caucus Diversity Numbers

On July 8, 2020, the Senate Democratic Caucus released an update of the demographic data (find 2020 numbers here) on the staff of Democratic Senators (find 2019 numbers here). The analysis below ranks the offices on their total diversity in the following categories:   Top Three Racially Diverse Staff in Personal Offices Senator Cory Booker…

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Joint Center Commends Senate Democrats for Releasing 2020 Staff Diversity Data, Urges More Detailed Disclosure 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2020 Contact: press@jointcenter.org WASHINGTON — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends Senate Democrats for releasing their fourth annual survey on racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation diversity of their staff. To date, Senate Republican offices have not released staff demographic data. Later today, Joint Center Diversity &…

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New LegiStorm Report Shows The Highest Pay Disparity Between Black and White Staffers on the Hill in 20 Years

As Congress and other American institutions reckon with issues of structural racism, discrimination, and anti-Blackness, congressional staff diversity remains at the forefront of issues to be considered, as it has a direct relationship to the ability of Members of Congress to understand the diverse perspectives of their constituencies.  This week, Legistorm, a web-based platform that…

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The Joint Center Commends Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Appointing Kemba Hendrix as Executive Director of the U.S. House Office of Diversity & Inclusion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 Contact: press@jointcenter.org The Joint Center Commends Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Appointing Kemba Hendrix as Executive Director of the U.S. House Office of Diversity & Inclusion WASHINGTON — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for appointing Kemba Hendrix as executive director of the newly established U.S.…

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The Joint Center Signs Letter In Support of MODCOM Resolution, H. Res. 756

The Joint Center joined 14 other organizations in signing a letter in support of the Moving Our Democracy and Congressional Operations Towards Modernization (MODCOM) Resolution of 2019, H. Res. 756. The resolution includes guidelines for the U.S. House Office of Diversity and Inclusion to submit plans and reports and for recruiting from HBCUs. Other signees…

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Joint Center Senior Fellow of Diversity & Inclusion Attends Brookings Institution Event ‘Strengthening and Reinvigorating Congress’

On January 9, Joint Center Senior Fellow of Diversity & Inclusion Dr. LaShonda Brenson attended a report launch event and panel hosted by American Political Science Association, Brookings Institution, and R Street Institute. The report, which focuses on “strengthening and reinvigorating Congress,” includes a section on staff diversity (pages 12-17) informed by the Joint Center’s…

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The Joint Center Commends Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for Hiring Trudy Perkins, the First Black Senate Communications Director in a Personal Office in Over a Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2020 Contact: press@jointcenter.org The Joint Center Commends Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for Hiring Trudy Perkins, the First Black Senate Communications Director in a Personal Office in Over a Year WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for hiring Trudy Perkins as communications director…

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