Hill Diversity


Joint Center and NALEO Partner on Staff Up Congress

On November 1, the Joint Center and NALEO Educational Fund publicly announced their new partnership on Hill staff diversity by unveiling Staff Up Congress. Speakers included Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, NALEO President Arturo Vargas, Spencer, Democracy Fund Governance Director Betsy Hawkings, and Democracy Fund Constructive Politics Associate Director Laura Maristany. Staff Up Congress will work to expand our capacity to grow the pool of candidates for Congressional staff positions, develop individual candidates’ skills and networks, and persuade hiring managers to actively consider and recruit candidates in an inclusive manner. Special thanks to the Joint Center’s Don Bell and Keith Rogers for their work on this partnership!