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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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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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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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April Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
04/19/2018

Last month, Philanthropy California, an alliance of Southern California, Northern California and San Diego Grantmakers, ventured to Washington, D.C. for two days of insightful meetings with policymakers as a part of the United Philanthropy Forum’s Foundations on the Hill (FOTH). Our visits were well-timed with Congressional deliberation over a spending measure that would fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year. Southern California Grantmakers brought a delegation to discuss our perspectives on the 2020 Census, the Johnson Amendment and other issues of concern to our members, including the unresolved future of Dreamers. Highlights of our visit include:

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View From the North: Northern California Counties Attempt to Raise Revenue for Childcare

Publication date: 
04/11/2018

During the June 2018 election, residents in a few Northern California counties will consider ballot measures that intend to create childcare program subsidies for low- and middle-income families. Advocates of the ballot measures hope that these subsidies can alleviate families of the high cost of childcare, help parents get back to work after the birth of a child, and better prepare children for preschool.

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