Press Statements

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 Releases Joint Statement with Several Civil Rights Organizations on Facebook’s Latest Policy Announcement on Hate Speech and Voter Disinformation

On June 29, the Joint Center released a joint statement with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and several other civil rights groups on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s latest policy announcement on hate speech and voter disinformation:  “While we welcome any progress in Facebook’s policies, today’s announcement continues the company’s practice of taking incremental steps…

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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 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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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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