The legislative process can be significantly improved when Congressional staffers represent the diverse experiences of our nation. The launch of INSIGHT America began with the 2010 Inaugural Boots & Blue Jeans networking event that was hosted to honor and recognize Congressional minority Hill Staff for their diversity and bi-partisan leadership. After two successful events we were encouraged by both non-profit and for profit leaders to formalize the organization.
On February 27, 2013, INSIGHT America launched with a board of Congressional Honorary Co-Chairs, strategic alliances with minority Congressional staff organizations, and a partnership with The Heritage Foundation to provide a communications channel for free market policy solutions within Hispanic, Asian, Arab American, African American, Native-American and other communities.
INSIGHT America is a non-profit organization that exists to empower communities of color with policy solutions based on the principles of Smart Government, Free Enterprise and Personal Freedom, and by developing the next generation of public policy leaders. Our four core program areas include policy forums, internships, professional development, and networking.
INSIGHT will develop strategic alliances with private and public sector organizations that have an interest in the development of congressional minority staff by:
•Mentoring, networking and training opportunities
•Providing awareness and education about industry issues through public policy forums, lecturers and industry data.
•The distribution of current research data that demonstrates the impact of major legislation on communities of color.
•Developing future leaders through our Capitol Hill internship program.
The Honorable J.C. Watts, Jr.