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Joint Center Signs Letter In Support of Establishing a Senate Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Joint Center joined seven other organizations in signing a letter to SU.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Legislative Brand Subcommittee Chair Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) and Ranking Member Chris Murphy (D-CT) urging the Senate to establish a Senate Office of Diversity and Inclusion and “fund it adequately to operate in an independent and non-partisan manner.”

Other signers include Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), College to Congress, Demand Progress, Democracy Fund Voice, Issue One, NALEO Educational Fund, and Pay Our Interns Action Fund.

Special thanks to NALEO Educational Fund for organizing this letter. Read it in full here.

The Joint Center is committed to encouraging Congress to hire more staffers of color. To see our work on congressional staff diversity, click here.


About Joint Center

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.