Press Statements

The Joint Center Commends Senator Booker for Hiring Leah Hill as Legislative Director

Hill is One of Only Six Black Senate Legislative Directors WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) for hiring Leah Hill (pictured right) as legislative director in his personal office. Hill is one of six current Black legislative directors in the U.S. Senate. Jasmine Dimitriou (Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)), Josh…

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Dr. Alex Camardelle Joins Joint Center as Director of Workforce Policy

WASHINGTON – The Joint Center is excited to announce Dr. Alex Camardelle has joined the team as Director of our Workforce Policy Program. Dr. Camardelle will lead the Joint Center’s work in centering Black workers in policy debates concerning the future of work, workforce development, and access to good jobs. “We are excited to have…

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Strong Black Support for Shalanda Young for OMB Director

WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies submitted a letter signed by nearly 30 Black organizations calling for President Joe Biden to nominate Shalanda Young for Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. “As organizations that serve Black communities, we take great pride in strongly encouraging you to nominate…

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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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