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Mourning the Passing of Joint Center Co-Founder Vernon Jordan

Vernon Jordan, Dorothy Height, Joe Allbritton, and Rev. Jesse Jackson at a Joint Center event.   The Joint Center mourns the passing of Vernon Jordan, a civil rights icon and lawyer, former president of the National Urban League, and close advisor to President Bill Clinton. Mr. Jordan was also one of the founders of the Joint…

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Joint Center Commends Sen. Raphael Warnock for Leading on Diversity in Top Staff

The Joint Center Commends Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock for Hiring Joshua Delaney as Legislative Director and Michael J. Brewer as Communications Director Delaney is One of Only Four Black Senate Legislative Directors Brewer is One of Only Two Black Senate Communications Directors Warnock’s Two Hires Increase Black Senate Dem. Top Staff to 29% WASHINGTON —…

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Dr. Dominique Harrison Joins Joint Center as Director of Technology Policy

The Joint Center is excited to announce Dr. Dominique Harrison has joined the team as Director of our Technology Policy program. Dr. Harrison will lead the Joint Center’s work on key tech policy issues affecting Black communities, including those related to data privacy, access to and adoption of broadband, ad targeting, and artificial intelligence. “We…

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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 Dimitriou 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 Dimitriou as Legislative Directors With their promotions, Marshall and Dimitriou join a small group of Black LDs in the Senate WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic…

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