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How to nurture inclusivity and create a more diverse workforce, World Economic Forum | 2021

Black State House staffers lay out reforms for addressing racism, diversity problems in the capitol's | 2021

'Yes, I do belong here': AAPI staffers on a tough year working for CongressRoll Call  | 2021

Head of House Office of Diversity and Inclusion urges more staff diversity, The Hill | 2021


This Congress is the most diverse ever. But Hill staffers remain overwhelmingly white., Politico | 2021

Why state legislatures are still very white — and very malePolitico | 2021

‘Where am I?’: Black staffers describe hurdles of working on Capitol Hill, Roll Call | 2021

How Can We Help Legislative Branch Feds? Capitol Strong., FedUpward Podcast | 2021

For Black Aides on Capitol Hill, Jan. 6 Brought Particular Trauma, The New York Times | 2021

New guide for boosting diversity and equity in time for Capitol Hill hiring spree, The Fulcrum | 2020

Policy center calls for new lawmakers to make diverse hires, The Hill | 2020

It's time to diversify, Tampa Bay Times | 2020

How to keep internships vital to a functioning Congress during Covid, The Fulcrum | 2020


Senators Lead an Increasingly Diverse Nation. Their Top Aides Are Mostly White., The New York Times | 2020

The Simple Steps To Make Congress Reliably Representative, Connected And Empowered By 2030., Forbes | 2020

A revealing look at racial diversity in the federal governmentPartnership for Public Service | 2020

Pay Our Interns Report Finds Major Racial Disparities Among Interns in Congress, Teen Vogue | 2020

How the Paid Internship Movement Has Evolved, WBUR: Here & Now | 2020

City requests proposals for racial equity training programs for employeesThe Daily Free Press | 2020

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