Democracy Fund

The Democracy Fund invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people.

Democracy Fund

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is focused on developing solutions to diversify congressional staff and to equip workers with skills to succeed in the evolving economy. Emphasizing high-quality data, The Joint Center's policy solutions result from input from community members, advocates, business and labor leaders, government officials, and academics.


Democracy Fund supports initiatives to ensure Congress looks more like America. The Joint Center provides critical research and data in the pursuit of a more diverse congress, both at the member and staff levels. This data informs the programming of the Staff Up Congress Initiative, a group of organizations that seek to diversify congress through professional development opportunities for mid level minority staff on the Hill.


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