To create an eco-system of diverse, leadership talent in Congress, from interns to senior staff, that will strengthen our governing institutions as we seek to build a more equitable country.



Representative Democracy is a coalition of think tanks, nonpartisan organizations, practitioners and civil rights groups that recognize diversity strengthens our institutions of government and authenticates our tradition of democracy and civic engagement. For House and Senate offices seeking career advancement opportunities for staff, we offer curriculum-based leadership development training at every level. We also support internal administrative efforts to build inclusive workplaces with technical diversity and human resources expertise that is tailored to the workplace environment of Congress.

We are proud to partner with Democracy Fund and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s U.S. Democracy Program.