52 Organizations Ask New Senators to Hire Top Staff of Color


52 Organizations Ask New Senators to Hire Top Staff of Color

Last week, 52 organizations sent a letter to the six incoming Members of the U.S. Senate (from CA, IL, IN, MD, NV, & NH) asking that they interview and hire candidates of color for top staff positions in their Washington, DC offices.
Lack of diversity among top staff is a significant challenge in the U.S. Senate. According to a Joint Center report on the issue, people of color account for over 36 percent of the population of the United States, but represent only 7.1 percent of top Senate staff in personal offices of U.S. Senators.  
A list of the 52 organizations is below. Click here to read the full letter.

American Association of Blacks in Energy

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote)

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance & Institute for Asian Pacific American Leadership & Advancement

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)


Center for APA Women Color Of Change

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Financial Services Professionals

Hmong American Partnership

Hmong National Development



Japanese American Citizens League

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Khmer Girls in Action

Laotian American National Alliance

Latino Victory Foundation

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP)

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)


National Action Network

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)

National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

National Association of Investment Companies

National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

National Congress of American Indians

National Congress of Black Women, Inc.

National Congress of Black Women, Los Angeles Chapter

National Congress of Black Women, Metro Chicago Chapter

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)

National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

National Federation of Filipino American Associations

National Hispanic Leadership Agenda

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)

National Urban League

National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians

OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates

OCA Greater Houston

Rainbow PUSH Coalition


South Asian Bar Association of North America

South Asian Fund For Education, Scholarship & Training (SAFEST)

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)

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