On Monday, Indivisible groups across Connecticut issued the following joint statement lauding Governor Lamont’s efforts at diversity in his administration:
Connecticut is comprised of people from different cultural, racial and ethnic groups. Having a diversity of backgrounds in government has long been recognized as critical to governing effectively because it enables a better understanding of the various constituencies and the formulation of policies that meet their needs. Diversity also fosters better communications with constituents. As importantly, diversity in government allows for a consideration of a wider variety of viewpoints and that consideration may reveal options that otherwise would be overlooked.
Indivisible groups across the state laud Governor-elect Ned Lamont’s use of best practices in his effort to promote diversity in his administration. Immediately upon election, Gov. Lamont convened several ad hoc committees to recommend best practices for his administration. One such recommendation related to diversity in hiring and he wasted no time in adopting and implementing goals of 50% women with a focus on people of color.
To date, Gov. Lamont has now named or retained 27 top staffers, of whom 12 are women. Moreover, eight are people of color.
Lamont named outgoing lieutenant governor Nancy Wyman to head the Connecticut Democratic Party. He named a Latina to be his communications director; an African-American woman to head the critically important office of policy and management. He named a Latino, Chris Soto, a state representative, to guide him in legislative affairs.
We are incredibly pleased with the determination and speed with which Governor-elect Lamont is constructing an administration that looks like the people who they will represent and work for.
This single action suggest that the future Lamont Administration takes its obligation of providing a government of the people, by the people and for the people very seriously. We are very hopeful about the future of the State and look forward to working with the new Governor.”
Indivisible groups signatories:
CT Shoreline Indivisible
Farmington Valley Indivisible
Take Action CT-Glastonbury
Indivisible Connecticut District 4 (ICT4)
Fairfield Standing United