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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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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Joint Center Senior Fellow of Diversity & Inclusion Participates in Partnership for Public Service Roundtable Discussion on Strengthening Congressional Resiliency

On December 9, Joint Center Senior Fellow of Diversity & Inclusion Dr. LaShonda Brenson participated in Partnership for Public Service’s roundtable discussion on strengthening congressional resiliency. The conversation’s goal was to gather input from key experts to share thoughts on “what a healthy, well-functioning Congress of the future will look like, the qualities that will…

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Joint Center Signs Letter In Support of Extending the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress’s Mandate for One Additional Year

The Joint Center joined over 20 organizations in signing a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Members of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress urging them to extend the Select Committee’s mandate for one additional year. Last June, the Select Committee held a hearing on “best practices and ways…

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House-Wide Compensation and Diversity Study Shows African Americans and Latinos are Underrepresented Among Key Roles in Committee and Leadership Offices

On September 26, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives released results from its study on diversity and compensation. The study is based on findings from a web-based survey on compensation, benefits, and demographics sent to all 10,356 House staff across all Member offices, committee offices, leadership offices, and House officer offices. Of all House staff,…

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House-Wide Compensation and Diversity Study Shows African Americans and Latinos are Underrepresented Among Key Roles in the U.S. House

On September 26, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives released results from its study on diversity and compensation. The study is based on findings from a web-based survey on compensation, benefits, and demographics sent to all 10,356 House staff across all Member offices, committee offices, leadership offices, and House officer offices. Of all House staff, 51 percent…

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Joint Center Commends the U.S. House for Releasing Detailed Racial Data on Top Staffers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2019 Contact: press@jointcenter.org Joint Center Commends the U.S. House for Releasing Detailed Racial Data on Top Staffers The U.S. House released an extensive Compensation and Diversity Study after the Joint Center’s research recommended that the U.S. House track and disclose staff diversity data. WASHINGTON — The Joint Center for Political and Economic…

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Joint Center Honors Black Chiefs of Staff During CBC Week

On September 12, the Joint Center and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law co-hosted a reception to honor Black chiefs of staff on the Hill. Joint Center President Spencer Overton and Lawyers’ Committee President and Executive Director Kristen Clarke gave remarks ahead of the dinner reception. It was an event to bring awareness about…

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The Joint Center Commends Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) for Appointing Ariel Marshall and Jasmine Hunt as Legislative Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2019 Contact: press@jointcenter.org The Joint Center Commends Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) for Appointing Ariel Marshall and Jasmine Hunt as Legislative Directors With their promotions, Marshall and Hunt join a small group of Black LDs in the Senate WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends U.S. Senator…

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