Congressional Black Caucus pushes tech associations on diversity

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is pushing technology and telecommunications lobbying groups representing major firms like Google, Facebook, AT&T and Verizon to address diversity within the ranks of their policy teams.

“On behalf of the Congressional Black Caucus, we write today to express our concerns with the diversity recruitment efforts of the member companies within your associations,” members of the caucus wrote in a Feb. 22 letter obtained by The Hill.

The caucus explained in its letter that according to recent data African-Americans tend to over-index on different technology platforms and with smartphone usage.

“For these stated reasons, it is imperative that the communications workforce reflect its consumers who drive the industry, especially African-American consumers,”…

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