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Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:30 AM

Pelosi Unveils House Diversity Office To Recruit Staff From Varying Backgrounds

Source: TPM/AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi wants to establish a House diversity office to recruit and retain employees from different backgrounds to Capitol Hill as one of the first acts of the new Congress, according to a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.

Pelosi told colleagues in the letter that Democrats “take great pride” in having a House majority that she says will be more than 60 percent women, minorities and LGBTQ representatives.

“We know that the diversity in our ranks is a strength and a reflection of the American people,” she wrote.

The leader, who is shoring up support to win a race for House speaker, is tapping into an issue that has been a priority for the Congressional Black Caucus and other Democrats and that reflects the results of the midterm election that swept more female and minority representatives into office.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/pelosi-unveils-house-diversity-office-to-recruit-staff-from-varying-background



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Reply Pelosi Unveils House Diversity Office To Recruit Staff From Varying Backgrounds (Original post)
demmiblue Friday OP
livetohike Friday #1
Magoo48 Friday #2
brush Friday #3
elmac Friday #6
brush Friday #7
FreepFryer Friday #4
elmac Friday #5
Politicub Friday #8
MrsCoffee Friday #9
blue neen Friday #10
CTyankee Friday #11

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:45 AM

1. So much to do and Nancy is on top of it. Can't wait for

the 2019 House to begin.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:10 AM

2. Well done.

Now, it’s time to fully embrace impeachment and Medicare for all. Democrats as a single unit, publicly and powerfully, standing together to apply just a bit more pressure.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:15 AM

3. Not a peep out of all those calling for her to resign. Where are you all?

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:10 PM

6. I do believe that after 2020 and the House is in order

and the fascists get the boot there will be a leadership change, not because they are doing a poor job, but its just the fluidity of politics.

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Response to elmac (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:17 PM

7. We do need her experience until all that is done.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:38 AM

4. Yes! Identity politics WORKS. People have identities and our coalition is vastly diverse.

There is a reason Republicans attacked us for ostensibly using “identity politics” while they themselves very specifically targeted white supremacy, generalized racism, anti-immigration bigotry, anti-LGBT, misogyny and xenophobia as their core identity issues.

VOTERS IDENTIFY.

I support incoming Speaker Pelosi and her efforts to ensure Congressional staff better reflect the truly bewildering and beautiful diversity of America.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:06 PM

5. This is just one example of why we need strong, knowledgeable leadership

and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is that and more.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:30 PM

8. Love

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:52 PM

9. Go Nancy!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 01:55 PM

10. Excellent.

Fantastic ideas and leadership!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 02:05 PM

11. That'll piss donnie off...

I'm all for it

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