New Group Will Push Campaigns to Hire More Diverse Political Consultants
By Suzanne Gamboa
Excerpt: Having played bit parts for too long in campaigns and seeing the nation’s electorate become increasingly diversified, a group of political consultants said Tuesday it’s time for a greater diversity in their ranks.
The political consulting industry, largely white and male, is seeing more and more people of color, women and people from the LGBTQ community in the field. But too often they are relegated to smaller roles in campaigns or are paid less or hired only for outreach to their constituent communities, the consultants said.