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The Joint Center Commends Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) for Hiring Nadgey Louis-Charles as Communications Director

The Joint Center Commends Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) for Hiring Nadgey Louis-Charles as Communications Director Louis-Charles is One of Only Two Black Senate Communications Directors WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) for hiring Nadgey Louis-Charles as communications director in her personal office. Louis-Charles is…

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Joint Center Mourns the Loss of Congressman John R. Lewis

The Joint Center released the following statement from Spencer Overton, the President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies on the passing of Congressman John R. Lewis: “I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Congressman John Lewis, and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, as well as…

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Joint Center Commends Senate Democrats for Releasing 2020 Staff Diversity Data, Urges More Detailed Disclosure 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2020 Contact: press@jointcenter.org WASHINGTON — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends Senate Democrats for releasing their fourth annual survey on racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation diversity of their staff. To date, Senate Republican offices have not released staff demographic data. Later today, Joint Center Diversity &…

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The Joint Center Commends Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for Hiring Trudy Perkins, the First Black Senate Communications Director in a Personal Office in Over a Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2020 Contact: press@jointcenter.org The Joint Center Commends Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for Hiring Trudy Perkins, the First Black Senate Communications Director in a Personal Office in Over a Year WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for hiring Trudy Perkins as communications director…

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The Joint Center Commends Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) for Appointing Ariel Marshall and Jasmine Hunt as Legislative Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2019 Contact: press@jointcenter.org The Joint Center Commends Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) for Appointing Ariel Marshall and Jasmine Hunt as Legislative Directors With their promotions, Marshall and Hunt join a small group of Black LDs in the Senate WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends U.S. Senator…

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Senate Democrats Survey Results Show More People of Color Hired, But Less Black Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2019 Contact: press@jointcenter.org WASHINGTON —  The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Diversity and Inclusion Senior Fellow Dr. LaShonda Brenson is releasing initial analysis on the latest results from the Senate Democrats’ third annual survey on the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of their staff. To date, Senate Republican…

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The Joint Center Commends Sen. Maria Cantwell for Hiring David Strickland, the First Black Senate Full Committee Staff Director in Two Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2019 Contact: press@jointcenter.org The Joint Center Commends Sen. Maria Cantwell for Hiring David Strickland, the First Black Senate Full Committee Staff Director in Two Years WASHINGTON — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies applauded Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science,…

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Joint Center Mourns Loss of Judge Damon J. Keith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2019 Contact: press@jointcenter.org Joint Center Mourns Loss ofJudge Damon J. Keith WASHINGTON – United States Court of Appeals Judge Damon J. Keith, who decided many of the nation’s most important school desegregation, employment discrimination, and government surveillance cases, passed away this morning in Michigan at the age of 96. Judge…

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The Joint Center Applauds U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’s Appointment of Deanne Millison as Legislative Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2019 Contact: press@jointcenter.org The Joint Center Applauds U.S. Senator Kamala Harris’s Appointment of Deanne Millison as Legislative Director WASHINGTON – Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commended U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) for appointing Deanne Millison as her legislative director. Sen. Harris’s office announced the appointment earlier…

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