The Senate Democratic Diversity Initiative is a component of the Leadership Office of Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), which assists Senate Democratic offices in building a diverse workforce. In 2007, the Initiative was created by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to develop a Senate staff who reflect the diversity of our Nation and are demographically representative of the constituents they serve.
As Leader, Senator Schumer is expanding that legacy
championing a definition of diversity and inclusion that is emblematic of our party and country; one that embraces diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and celebrates differences in gender, sexual-orientation, ability, and the military service of our veterans.
The Senate Democratic Diversity Initiative has completed its sixth Democratic staff survey. This survey is a snapshot of the racial, ethnic and gender diversity among U.S. Senate Democratic staff on June 30th, 2022. The Diversity Initiative plans to update this survey annually.