The Joint Center joined seven other organizations in signing a letter to U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Legislative Branch 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.