When diversity, equity, and inclusion are not explicitly brought into decision making, the American people are at a disadvantage. Without intentional intervention, institutions and structures will continue to perpetuate inequities. Government has the ability to implement policy change at multiple levels and across sectors to drive larger systemic change. Our nation’s future depends on having leaders who are as diverse as its many peoples.
The US Government is one that represents the mosaic of America. It is composed of leaders who hold varying identities, experiences, and backgrounds that include gender, gender identity, race, color, tribal citizenship, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, national origin, familial obligations, veteran status, and previous civic service. Examples of our recommended policies and practices to realize this opportunity include (but are not limited to):
The US Government helps to ensure fair treatment, levels the playing field, and allows access to resources for all. We believe that equity can only be achieved when we recognize the existing societal and structural barriers to success. Examples of our recommended policies and practices include (but are not limited to):
The US Government fosters an environment that actively invites the perspective, contribution, and participation of all people (especially from those who are historically underrepresented.) We believe that inclusion is not just valuable, but absolutely necessary in addressing present power imbalances. Examples of our recommended policies and practices include (but are not limited to):