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Nearly 120 philanthropic institutions from across the country have signed onto a joint statement in support of children and families seeking refuge in the United States. In an effort to punish immigrants crossing the Southern border of the United States, the current administration adopted a so-... Read more
We have all seen reports coming from the border over the past several days and weeks and watched with growing concern for the nearly 2,000 children who have been separated from their families just between April and May. On Monday, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned this policy... Read more
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... 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
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.... Read more
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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
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... 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... 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