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A candidate event is a powerful tool to engage our community around an upcoming election, to deep dive into the issues that matter most, and to learn more about candidates. On January 31, Southern California Grantmakers, in partnership with The Chronicle of Social Change and United Way of Greater... Read more
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by Karla Mercado On January 10, Governor Newsom released his proposed 2020-21 budget. The budget addresses some of the most pressing issues for the state, such as economic security, access to affordable healthcare and housing, education, and childcare infrastructure, to name a few. Among the most... Read more
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What is Public Charge? Earlier this month, the Administration finalized the decision to broaden the definition and effect of the public-charge rule—a term used in immigration law to refer to a person who is primarily dependent on the government and inadmissible to the United States. Under the new... Read more
Los Angeles District Attorney Moves Toward Systems-Change:  New Mental Health Division and Philanthropic Support   On January 23 2019, District Attorney Jackie Lacey launched a new Mental Health Division to bolster innovative justice and diversion efforts. This Division responds to long-standing... Read more
Voter Engagement and Racial Equity Spotlight on Seattle’s Democracy Vouchers and Philanthropy’s Role in Getting out the Vote   By Eric Schroer, Public Policy Intern Grantmakers interested in civic engagement, in particular voter registration, more equitable voter participation, and research... Read more
2018-19 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being Children Now released their 2018-2019 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being report. It presents current data on the health, education and welfare status of children living in every one of California’s 58 counties. It... Read more
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Numbers don’t lie—unless they are left out of an equation to begin with. When numbers are missing from a calculation, a deceptive void appears like a black hole that swallows otherwise important realities. As far as the U.S. Census Bureau is concerned, an undercount of the population happens too... Read more
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Dear Colleagues, I am writing to you for the second time this week, following my statement about the need and opportunity for unity in the face of so many horrific attacks on the fabric of our civil society (I also encourage you to read this post by Judy Belk, President and CEO of The California... Read more
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On October 10, the “public charge” rule was published in the Federal Register for public comment. This rule would make people choose between the things they need and the people they love, while favoring the wealthiest in our immigration system. Across the nation, advocates, providers and... Read more
On Wednesday, Septmeber 12, NALEO presented a webinar on effective Census message testing for English and Spanish speaking Latinos. The link to the recorded webinar and slides are below:  Click Here for the Recording Click Here for the Slides
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