Diversity (DEIB) Statement
At RepresentUs, we value diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) because we value democracy — full stop.
RepresentUs is America’s leading nonpartisan organization fighting to protect and strengthen democracy. As part of this fight, we must advance a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in all that we do to demonstrate what representative democracy looks like in America.
- Diversity means welcoming and celebrating differences across ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, physical ability, veteran status, parental status, and any other differences between us.
- Equity means focusing on need, and providing resources that provide equal possible outcomes for every individual. At RepresentUs, this is achieved by providing access and opportunities for advancement for all. Equity should not be confused with equality, which provides the same resources/opportunities to all regardless of need.
- Inclusion at RepresentUs means that people are treated fairly in policy and practice, and that every voice is heard.
- Belonging is a counterpart to inclusion. By ensuring that belonging is present in all that we do, we build connections, enhance the employee experience, and create an environment where we show up as our authentic selves.
Our fundamental commitment to DEIB at RepresentUs informs everything we do and strive to be as an organization. Corruption, Gerrymandering and infringements on the Right to Vote are not just stains on one of the world’s oldest democracies, they are also policies that disproportionately affect and oppress historically marginalized communities.
On the internal front, we view DEIB work as a two-sided coin: representation and workplace culture. It’s not just about increasing diversity at RepresentUs, it’s about having the most effective strategy built on a diversity of ideas, how we retain our increasingly diverse staff and partners, and ensure they experience an equitable and inclusive workplace culture. So, as we grow as a leading organization in the democracy field, we also commit to nonstop growth in our practice of DEIB both internally and externally.
Whether red, blue, or purple; Republican, Democrat, or Independent; Black, White or Brown — we fight to represent YOU, not billionaires and corporations. We fight for a future where that uniquely American principle of “a government of by and for the people” is made real for all of us.
Land Acknowledgement: RepresentUs’ Florence, Massachusetts headquarters sits in the Nonotuck village on the original homeland of the Pocumtuc and Nipmuc nations.