The Diversity Declaration

Government of the People, by the People, and for the People

Diversity Pipeline Pledge

The best public policy happens when there is a diversity of views and experience to inform it, and diversity happens when our elected officials are serious about recruiting, hiring, and retaining diverse staff.  As elected representatives, we therefore commit to:

*Implement the Rooney Rule, which calls on offices to interview one or more candidates from underrepresented backgrounds for all office vacancies.

*Support efforts to benchmark and track progress within the legislature and in our own offices.  We will share information and support efforts to publicly collect and analyze staff demographic data.

*Utilize diverse talent pipelines, particularly through page and intern programs, in partnership with national organizations, institutions, internship and fellowship partners.