Weekly Now: Congressional Staffers Push for Diversity Gains
Nov. 17, 2020
When the next class of Congress convenes in 2021, lots of new faces—including the largest class of Republican women in the history of the House—will help to highlight the diversity of the country the body serves.
A group of associations want to make sure that extends to their staff as well. Recently, the Tri-Caucus Staff Associations—a coalition of associations representing staffers of Black, Asian-Pacific, and Hispanic descent—sent a letter to congressional leadership making the case for stronger diversity among staffers in both chambers of the legislature. More than a dozen other staff groups signed on as well.
“As a coalition of Congressional Staff Organizations, we encourage you to work with us to make diversity and inclusion a priority in your hiring for your Washington, D.C., and local offices, particularly for senior staff roles,” the letter stated, per The Hill.
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