Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

For Support Of The Congressional Diversity Initiative

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    24 Months
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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, founded in 1970, is a think tank that produces data and analysis to solve problems that confront the African-American community. The center is the leading organization on racial diversity among congressional staff, and research and data on this subject is core to its work. A 2015 report by the group, for example, found that people of color account for over 36 percent of the U.S. population but only 7 percent of top U.S. Senate staff. The program support grant will be used to support the center’s congressional staff diversity work, and progress will be measured in part on the production of three reports on U.S. House and Senate staff diversity.
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for general operating support  
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies researches and advances actionable policy solutions to eradicate persistent barriers to the full freedom of Black people in America. It is the trusted forum for leading experts and scholars to participate in major public policy debates and promote ideas that advance Black communities on a wide range of issues, including the future of work, technology, economic policy, and the impact of COVID-19. It also produces regular reports on the diversity of staff in the U.S. Congress. The Joint Center, founded more than 50 years ago, regularly brings together racially, ethnically, and politically diverse groups and produces groundbreaking research that is used in both Congress and the executive branch.
for general operating support  
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies works to improve the socioeconomic status and civic engagement of African Americans. It produces and disseminates original research and catalyzes action by policymakers to address systemic economic inequality, voting access, and a range of other political and economic issues affecting Black communities.

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