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The Joint Center Commends Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Appointing Kemba Hendrix as Executive Director of the U.S. House Office of Diversity & Inclusion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 Contact: press@jointcenter.org The Joint Center Commends Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Appointing Kemba Hendrix as Executive Director of the U.S. House Office of Diversity & Inclusion WASHINGTON — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for appointing Kemba Hendrix as executive director of the newly established U.S.…

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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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Joint Center Mourns the Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2019 Contact: press@jointcenter.org Joint Center Mourns the Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings The following statement was issued by Spencer Overton, the President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, on the passing of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, who represented Baltimore and served as Chairman of the U.S. House Committee…

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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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The Joint Center Applauds U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senator Gary Peters for Today’s Appointments of Top Staff of Color

The Joint Center sent the following release after the appointment of two top staffers of color by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senator Gary Peters. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2019 Contact: press@jointcenter.org The Joint Center Applauds U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senator Gary Peters for Today’s Appointments of Top Staff of Color…

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Joint Center Commends the U.S. Senate for Confirming the Nomination of Geoffrey Starks to the Federal Communications Commission

The Joint Center sent the following release in the wake of Geoffrey Starks being confirmed as a commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2019 Contact: press@jointcenter.org Joint Center Commends the U.S. Senate for Confirming the Nomination of Geoffrey Starks to the Federal Communications Commission WASHINGTON – Today, the Joint Center…

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