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Immigrants won’t answer, and blue states—California especially—will lose representation. The U.S. Department of Justice sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in December, asking that a citizenship question be added to the 2020 census because citizenship data was needed to protect minority... Read more
With President Trump and Congress boosting overall non-defense discretionary funding for 2018 and 2019, they now must use some of these funds for the fast-approaching 2020 census. The President’s latest request for 2018 funding for the census moves in the right direction but remains below what... Read more
An increase in the minimum wage. Criminal justice reforms that have led to a 25 percent drop in the number of people incarcerated in state prisons. A Domestic Worker Bill of Rights that extended labor protections and overtime pay to five hundred thousand low-wage workers. Climate change laws that... Read more
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THIS MONTH:   TRHT-LA and the National Day of Racial Healing Program Round Up Register Now for SCG's 2018 Public Policy Conference on 4/23 Coming Up SCG Staff News   Dear Colleagues, The first month of 2018 is behind us, and oh, what a month it was; so please bear with me in my... Read more
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Since the very first census in 1790, the constitutionally required population count has attempted to survey everyone from every corner of the country to determine equitable distribution of federal funding as well as congressional representation. This includes historically hard-to-count communities... Read more
Responding to President Trump’s policies on immigration, a group of California foundations has injected more than $40 million in emergency support to nonprofits in the state in recent months while developing a rapid-response ethos designed to counter fast-moving events in Washington. The... Read more
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Dear Colleagues, To say that 2017 has been a tumultuous year would be an understatement. This year we saw a deep and widening polarization in our country’s politics, tragic natural and man-made disasters beyond our wildest imaginations, and countless other social, economic, and environmental events... Read more
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Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to share with all of SCG’s membership a “special edition” of our Public Policy Roundup given the importance of federal tax legislation on our sector. In fact, the Congressional conference committee held its first (and only) public hearing today on tax legislation... Read more
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We’re still several years out from 2020, but funders are already preparing for a census that experts believe will be unusually fraught by challenges like underfunding, cyber security threats, partisan sabotage and growing mistrust of government. An unsuccessful census can have far-reaching... Read more
Re “Rethink Garcetti’s behested payments” (Editorial, Oct. 27): Please allow me to explain how the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, like many other charities and organizations, uses funds raised through behests to make a difference in the lives of Angelenos. The Mayor’s Fund has expanded the Domestic... Read more
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