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Request for Action – Public Charge

Publication date: 
10/05/2018

On September 22, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a proposed rule to revise the criteria for “public charge.” Public charge refers to guidelines employed by immigration officers to determine if an immigrant is likely to become “primarily dependent on the government for subsistence.”

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Support for Proposition 1 (Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond) and Proposition Two (No Place Like Home)

Publication date: 
10/05/2018

Two ballot measures appearing on the November 6 ballot directly relate to the work of SCG members in the area of housing. Proposition 1, Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018, would generate $4 billion in bonds for housing and homeownership programs. Proposition 2, No Place Like Home, would clarify that a limited amount of revenue generated from Mental Health Services Act (2004) can be used for housing individuals with mental health needs.

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Resources from the SCG 2018 Annual Conference

Publication date: 
09/17/2018

Learn more about the SCG 2018 Annual Conference

In this time of deep division about the crucial challenges facing our communities and our country, #SCGAnnualCon18 brought together SoCal philanthropy leaders for cutting-edge learning and deep connection to explore what gives us hope, powers our work and binds us all together: Our Common Humanity.

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2020 Census: Hard-to-Count Fact Sheets

Publication date: 
09/10/2018

The Census Bureau faces various challenges to an unconventional census which includes a new online response option and the pending inclusion of the citizenship question. These challenges increase the potential of undercounting historically underrepresented groups referred to as “Hard-to-Count” (HTC) communities. These groups are at higher risk of not being fully counted in the 2020 Census which can lead to unequal access to vital public and private resources.

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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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Comments on Proposed Information Collection on 2020 Census

Publication date: 
08/07/2018

Philanthropy California joined the League of California Community Foundations to urge the Department of Commerce to withdraw the citizenship question from the 2020 Census questionnaire as it will significantly undermine efforts to achieve a fair and accurate census.

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