POLITICAL STUDIES

Joint Center President Spencer Overton appeared on the Tom Joyner Morning Show to discuss diversity on the Hill with Roland Martin.

The Joint Center sent letters to Senators-Elect: Jacky Rosen (D-NC), Krysten Sinema (D-AZ), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) urging them to hire diverse top staff and key mid-level staff as they build their offices.

On November 28, the Joint Center released the following statement in the wake up of Leader Pelosi's nomination to be Speaker of the House. The letter was sent to Leader Pelosi on November 8.

On November 8, the Joint Center sent Leader Pelosi a letter urging her to prioritize hiring diverse top and key mid-level staffers in the Hou

On November 27, the Joint Center sent each of the 100 newly-elected Members of Congress all of our reports on congressional staff diversity. The e-mail correspondence from the Joint Center's Senior Advisor, Lauren Williams, can be found below:

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies today released detailed reports on the troubling lack of racial diversity among the 167 top staff in the Washington, DC offices of six congressional delegations – Delaware, Maryland, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.

On November 9, the Joint Center issued the following statement in the wake of Nancy Pelosi's letter addressing diversity on the Hill. Her letter comes after the Joint Center's September 2018 report, Racial Diversity Among Top House Staff

On November 9, the Joint Center sent twenty-two letters to Ranking Members: Elijah Cummings, Peter DeFazio, Ted Deutch, Eliot Engel, Raúl Grijalva, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Zoe Lofgren, Nita Lowey, Carolyn Maloney, Jim McGovern, Jerrold Nadler, Richard Neal, Frank Pallone, Collin Peterson, Adam Schiff, Bobby Scott, Adam Smit

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