BRAIN TRUST FOR A REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY
Working across communities, this group supports and encourages learning, methods and tactics to advance DEI in Congressional offices and internal administrative operations in the Capitol. In the workplace, technical expertise support may include developing a customized DEI framework with goals and metrics, training modules for staff and communication strategies that center DEI.
The Brain Trust for a Representative Democracy is made up of practitioners and experts in diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging (DEIB). These individuals bring a range of experience and knowledge on the latest theory, practical tactics, insight in how to train and change behavior, and a keen understanding of how Congress and other public institutions works. With a shared commitment to bringing DEIB practices to our systems of governance, they support the mission of the Representative Democracy cohort and offer thought leadership and tools that lay the foundation for DEIB in the workplace.
The Brain Trust includes the following individuals:
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics
Center for American Progress
Leadership and DEIB Advisor
Big Fire Law and Policy Group
Michelle L. Maldonado
We Are The People
Dr. Mischa Thompson
Subject Matter Expert
ACCESS THE GUIDE
Representative government is a founding ideal of American democracy, and no other institution has a greater responsibility to uphold this standard than the U.S. Congress. As a representative body, Congress can more effectively carry out its constitutional responsibility to legislate when it looks like the communities it represents. From interns to elected representatives, “We the People” — all voices, backgrounds, and experiences — belong in Congress. This guide provides you — congressional staff with hiring and other HR responsibilities — with resources and information to help create a Congress where we are all represented.