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Joint Center Senior Researcher Quoted in Roll Call Article on Reflecting on Trends in Congressional Staff Diversity

Joint Center Senior Researcher Dr. LaShonda Brenson was quoted in a Roll Call article, discussing how diverse hiring lags in the 118th Congress staff hiring. The Joint Center’s study on congressional staff diversity was also cited in the article.

According to Dr. Brenson, “there’s a lack of prioritizing diversity within hiring, retention and promotion within offices. All of these things work together to make it harder for people of color to get these positions.”

Additionally, “there’s significant disparity as it relates to our population. And that’s in contrast to the great statistics showing more people of color being elected to national office across both parties,” states Dr. Brenson.

Read the Roll Call article here.