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Take Action: Private Foundations Advocating for Census 2020

Publication date: 
08/13/2018

By Gustavo Medrano, Public Policy Intern

The Bauman Foundation recently sought legal opinion from Harmon, Curran, Spielberg + Eisenberg, LLP on how private foundations, in general, can play a role in promoting a fair and accurate census. This post outlines the legal opinion obtained by the Bauman Foundation. The opinion provides that:

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July Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
07/26/2018

The July Roundup looks at our continuing efforts on the 2020 Census, funding efforts related to addressing the family separation crisis at the southern border, efforts by New York funders as they relate to the closure of prisons and a deep dive on the proposed gas tax repeal in the state.

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June Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
06/28/2018

This month’s Public Policy Roundup includes the Public Policy Institute of California’s recent analysis on the impact census data has on federal funds and California’s spending. 

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May Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
05/24/2018

This month’s Public Policy Roundup comes days after our trip to the State Capitol for Philanthropy in Sacramento Day. Philanthropy California, our alliance with Northern California and San Diego Grantmakers, convened over 20 funders from across the state to educate policymakers about the 2020 Census, advance philanthropic goals by building relationships with legislators, and identify areas of strategic collaboration across sectors. Our visits were timed as the Legislature worked to iron out differences between Senate and Assembly versions of the budget.

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March Public Policy Round Up

Publication date: 
03/15/2018

Good morning from Washington, DC! Our Public Policy Roundup is coming from Capitol Hill, where as Philanthropy California, an alliance of Northern California, Southern California and San Diego Grantmakers, we spent two days meeting with more than thirty members of Congress on a variety of issues. We urged Congressional members to reject efforts to repeal the Johnson Amendment, which has long preserved the nonpartisan role of foundations and nonprofits in civil society. We also educated lawmakers on the importance of the 2020 Census and of fully funding Census preparation efforts for a full, fair and accurate count. We will have more updates on our Hill visits when we return from Washington.

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Highlights of the Federal Spending Agreement

Publication date: 
02/21/2018

Last week, Congress reached an agreement on a federal spending plan that would lift spending caps on defense and non-defense spending, put off a raising of the debt ceiling to March 2019 (after this year’s November elections), put the annual deficit over $1.2 trillion and push the nation’s debt over $20 trillion. The following chart summarizes some of the major spending provisions in the agreement.
 

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