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Dear Colleagues, With our esteemed President and CEO Chris Essel connecting with global leaders at the International Women’s Forum Cornerstone Conference this week, she has offered the SCG staff her monthly platform. We are excited to share the most powerful learnings from our recent 2018 Public... Read more
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Citing the hundreds of millions of dollars LA County could lose because of the census citizenship question, county supervisors voted to sue. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to file or join an amicus brief opposing the federal government's addition of a citizenship question... Read more
Philanthropy California voices our unequivocal support for the “Johnson Amendment” – the long-standing federal law that prohibits 501(c)(3) charitable organizations from endorsing, opposing or contributing to political candidates and engaging in partisan campaign activities.  We are proud to join... Read more
These are—to put it mildly—uncertain times. As we've seen repeatedly over the last year, laws and proposals can change overnight: A judge blocks the deportation of "dreamers"; the teacher tax deduction is eliminated, then doubled, then left as it was. For educators, students, and schools, upheaval... Read more
THIS MONTH:   California's Call for Inclusion Coming Up Highlights of the Federal Spending Agreement SCG Staff News Program Round Up   Dear Colleagues, I have to be honest. Starting another President’s Message with reflections on yet another horrible tragedy is exhausting and... Read more
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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 populations from “racial discrimination in voting.” Advocates who know the difficulty of... Read more
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
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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