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Request for Action – Public Charge

Publication date: 
10/05/2018

On September 22, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a proposed rule to revise the criteria for “public charge.” Public charge refers to guidelines employed by immigration officers to determine if an immigrant is likely to become “primarily dependent on the government for subsistence.”

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Comments on Proposed Information Collection on 2020 Census

Publication date: 
08/07/2018

Philanthropy California joined the League of California Community Foundations to urge the Department of Commerce to withdraw the citizenship question from the 2020 Census questionnaire as it will significantly undermine efforts to achieve a fair and accurate census.

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July Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
07/26/2018

The July Roundup looks at our continuing efforts on the 2020 Census, funding efforts related to addressing the family separation crisis at the southern border, efforts by New York funders as they relate to the closure of prisons and a deep dive on the proposed gas tax repeal in the state.

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June Public Policy Roundup

Publication date: 
06/28/2018

This month’s Public Policy Roundup includes the Public Policy Institute of California’s recent analysis on the impact census data has on federal funds and California’s spending. 

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Philanthropy California Comment 2020 Census Appeals Process

Publication date: 
06/20/2018

Opposing the Proposed Changes Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA)

Philanthropy California joined organizations across the state in submitting comments on two critical 2020 Census-related regulations.  Both proposals, if enacted, would impede California’s ability to have a fair and accurate count. The first is in response to the Federal Register Notice on the procedures for participating in the appeals process for the 2020 Census Local Updates of Census Addresses (LUCA) program.

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