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 Commends Sen. Raphael Warnock for Leading on Diversity in Top Staff

The Joint Center Commends Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock for Hiring Joshua Delaney as Legislative Director and Michael J. Brewer as Communications Director Delaney is One of Only Four Black Senate Legislative Directors Brewer is One of Only Two Black Senate Communications Directors Warnock’s Two Hires Increase Black Senate Dem. Top Staff to 29% WASHINGTON —…

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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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Biden Black Cabinet Secretary Nominations Trail Behind Clinton’s Nominations and Biden’s Share of Black Voters:

President-elect Joe Biden nominated Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense and Marcia Fudge as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, filling 2 of the 15 available positions with Black Cabinet Secretaries. His nominations fall behind both President Clinton who nominated 4 Black Cabinet Secretaries out of the 14 spots available at the beginning of his first term and…

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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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