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


Resume Banks to Diversify Congressional Top Staff

The Joint Center is keenly focused on congressional staff diversity.

The Joint Center, America's Black think tank, is looking for a Senior Advisor, Congressional Staff Diversity. 

POSITION TERM: Full-time position from Monday, November 12, 2018 (or shortly thereafter) through Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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Joint Center President, Spencer Overton, wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post calling on Congress to address the lack of racial diversity among top staff in the U.S. House of Representatives.

On September 23, 2018, Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton to discuss the recently released Joint Center report on top staff diversity among U.S. House staff. 

The Joint Center and NALEO Educational fund have taken an important step forward to increase mid to senior level staff diversity--the creation