Joint Center Updates


Joint Center Joins Over 140 Organizations in Signing a Letter to President Biden in Support of DEIA

In a letter to President Biden, the Joint Center and 141 organizations are urging him to promote, protect, and strengthen programs that achieve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) for private employers and government entities.

From the letter: “It is not possible for businesses to maximize profit and shareholder value, for federal contractors and private employers to comply with the law, for individual employees to reach their full potential, or for federal agencies to fulfill their mandates, without also pursuing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. This pursuit is vital to economic growth – while underscoring key American values of equal opportunity, freedom, and fairness.”

The letter, organized by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, was signed by African American Policy Forum, American Civil Liberties Union, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC, Center for American Progress, Center for Law and Social Policy, Children’s Defense Fund, EdTrust, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, NAACP, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc, National Black Justice Coalition, National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), National Urban League, and more.

Read the full letter here, or below.