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Joint Center Op-Ed: After Georgia, Senators Must Prioritize Staff Diversity

Sources: CNN, NYT, Cook & Joint Center.* After Black voters in Georgia enabled Democrats to control the Senate, Morning Consult published this commentary by Joint Center Senior Fellow of Diversity and Inclusion Dr. LaShonda Brenson and Joint Center President Spencer Overton calling for the Senate to take key steps to prioritize hiring, developing, and promoting…

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In CNN Op-Ed, the Joint Center Presses Congress to Address Top Staff Diversity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 30, 2018 Contact: press@jointcenter.org In CNN Op-Ed, the Joint Center Presses Congress to Address Top Staff Diversity WASHINGTON – In a CNN op-ed, Spencer Overton, president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, highlighted the alarming lack of top staff diversity at the top level in the Washington offices of…

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Joint Center President Writes Washington Post Op-Ed on House Diversity Report

Joint Center President, Spencer Overton, wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post calling on Congress to address the lack of racial diversity among top staff in the U.S. House of Representatives. The piece highlights troubling statistics concluded in our study, Racial Diversity Top U.S. House Staff: “An astounding 86 percent of the top decision-makers in…

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