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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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Coordinating Resources and Services for Youth in Foster Care

Publication date: 
04/18/2018

The California State Assembly Appropriations committee is currently considering Assembly Bill 2083 (Cooley). The proposed legislation seeks to create greater coordination between county-level and state-level agencies who serve children and youth in foster care who have experienced trauma. Some of the actions under AB 2083 are:

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Voter Engagement Toolkit

Publication date: 
04/17/2018

Nonprofit Vote has put together a set of practical tools for foundations looking to support nonpartisan voter engagement activities in their programs or grantmaking. Together, the Voter Engagement Toolkit for Community Foundations and the Voter Engagement Toolkit for Private Foundations, are comprehensive resources to help any foundation engage their grantees, donors and communities in new ways to help elevate our democracy and the voices of the people they serve.

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A Roadmap for 2020 Census: Securing a Fair and Accurate Count of Latinos in California

Publication date: 
04/16/2018

Latino Community Foundation and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund joined forces to produce this roadmap to secure a fair and accurate count in the midst of unprecedented challenges. Specifically, the brief sets forth the importance of the 2020 Census for California, examines the Census Bureau’s preparation for this count and the role of Congress, and outlines key lessons from the 2000 and 2010 Censuses.

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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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Attorney General Becerra Issues Guidance to K-12 Schools on Privacy and Equal Rights of All Students

Publication date: 
03/30/2018

Guide outlines options available to administrators when responding to requests for personal information on undocumented students by law enforcement

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