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The Joint Center signed a letter with over 60 national organizations and stakeholders asking Congress to prioritize diversity on the Hill among their top staffers.

The Joint Center sent letters to Senators-Elect: Jacky Rosen (D-NC), Krysten Sinema (D-AZ), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) urging them to hire diverse top staff and key mid-level staff as they build their offices.

The Joint Center will be highlighting incoming Members who hire top staff of color below:

New Chiefs of Staffs of Color


Now Hiring: Development Manager

The Joint Center is seeking a Development Manager.

On November 28, the Joint Center released the following statement in the wake up of Leader Pelosi's nomination to be Speaker of the House. The letter was sent to Leader Pelosi on November 8.

On November 8, the Joint Center sent Leader Pelosi a letter urging her to prioritize hiring diverse top and key mid-level staffers in the Hou

On November 27, the Joint Center sent each of the 100 newly-elected Members of Congress all of our reports on congressional staff diversity. The e-mail correspondence from the Joint Center's Senior Advisor, Lauren Williams, can be found below:

On November 14, Joint Center President Spencer Overton presented information on the Future of Work survey data of 600 African Americans, 600 Latinos, 600 Asian American/Pacific Islanders, and 600 Whites at the Partnership on AI meeting in San Francisco.

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies today released detailed reports on the troubling lack of racial diversity among the 167 top staff in the Washington, DC offices of six congressional delegations – Delaware, Maryland, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.