Dems Release Senate Diversity Numbers
The Senate released their diversity numbers on Monday, providing a snapshot of the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity among U.S. Senate Democratic staff. Leading the list with the most diverse staff is Senator Brian Schatz (HI), with 73% of his staff identifying as people of color. Coming in second is Senator Kamala Harris (CA) at 66%, then Cory Booker (NJ) at 63%, then Mazie Hirono (HI) at 62%. There’s a three-way split for the Senators with the greatest number of African American staff. Senators Doug Jones (AL), Chris Van Hollen (MD), and Booker all employ a staff comprised of 33% of African Americans. Senators Tom Udall (NM) and Martin Heinrich (NM) employ the greatest number of Latino staffers at 44% and 40% respectively. Schatz employs the greatest number of Asian American Pacific Islanders at 59% and 13% of his staff is comprised of Alaskan Natives, making him number one there as well. Senator Gary Peters (MI) employs the greatest number of Middle Eastern or North African staff at 8%. See the full list here.