Becker is proud to announce that the firm has signed The Diversity in Government Relations Coalition Industry Pledge. The DGR Coalition aspires to foster and strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion among entities that influence local, state, and federal policy through data collection, strategic communications, and stakeholder engagement. This pledge is part of its greater non-partisan efforts to “put forth evidence-based best practices that govern our actions…throughout the field.”
The Diversity in Government Relations Coalition Industry Pledge, a first-of-its-kind in the government relations industry, reads:
“We commit to increasing understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and its impact on the government relations field; intentionally addressing the gaps in diverse representation of our staff and our leadership teams that influence local, state, federal and international policy; and exploring the unintended consequences that result from policy and advocacy that lack diverse representation, voice, and perspective.”
“Becker is delighted to align ourselves with the Coalition’s goal of creating an equitable, inclusive future,” said Omar Franco, leader of the firm’s Federal Lobbying practice and the firm’s designee to sign the pledge. “The firm and, in particular, its Government Law & Lobbying team have long understood the importance of having all voices represented in our ranks; signing this pledge is yet another way we can be a proactive part of the conversation.”
Becker is also a member of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA), a partnership of over 285 law firms committed to racial equality. The LFAA’s mission is to collaborate with racial justice legal service organizations and law firms’ pro bono teams to confront the root cause of racism.
For further samples of Becker’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, please view the perspectives below:
- Florida Association of Managing Partners Issues Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
- “Diversity & Inclusion in State Lobbying Just Makes Cents,” INFLUENCE Magazine
- Omar Franco and Bert Gomez Discuss Growing Diversity on K Street in “The Hill”
- Yolanda Cash Jackson Creates Largest Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Diversity & the Bar: Team Building
Becker’s Government Law & Lobbying practice counts its racial, ethnic, gender and political diversity as an integral part of its formula for success. The team believes its diversity provides clients with the distinct advantage of collaborating with an array of state and federal legislators and local government officials from both sides of the aisle, as well as the various caucuses. To learn more about the Government Law & Lobbying practice, please click here.
For more information about the DGR Coalition and how to participate in its Industry Pledge, please click here.