On April 26, 2021, the United States Census Bureau (USCB) released the census apportionment data. This census data is used to allocate seats in the U.S.
The time to ensure the count is here! The 2020 Census has faced many challenges — the attempt to include an untested citizenship question, delays in funding, and now the untold impact of COVID-19.
Philanthropy California and Grantmakers Concerned for Immigrants and Refugees are proud to stand united with immigrant families, and for a vibrant and inclusive California for all. We are grateful for the leadership and the perseverance of this community as we look to the future of California and the promise it holds. Below are the organizations that stand with us for immigrants targeted by the 'public charge' rule, and share the views in the opinion piece here, Californians, stand up for immigrants targeted by ‘public charge’ rule published today in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Despite the Administration’s efforts to weaponize basic needs programs, the new public charge rule will not go unchallenged. Already legal challenges have been filed to prevent the rule from going into effect. Funders can play a critical role in protecting the health and well-being of immigrant families. We're sharing specific actions that funders should consider.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, and Philanthropy California are united in opposition to the proposed changes to Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. LGBTQ people, immigrants, and people seeking reproductive care will be hurt by these proposed changes. As philanthropic serving organizations dedicated to the health and wellbeing of these communities, and social justice values more broadly, we are speaking out and taking action.
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States blocked, for now, the citizenship question from being added to the 2020 Census.
This week, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released a report documenting over a billion dollars directed from philanthropy to anti-Muslim hate groups between 2014 and 2016, the most recent period for which publicly accessible data is available. The report is directed to mainstream philanthropy and provides a map for foundations to identify whether their funding directly or indirectly supports anti-Muslim advocacy groups. As NPR reports, CAIR is calling upon the sector for more accountability and oversight.
A fair and accurate census that reflects our communities is absolutely vital to ensure that Californians receive access to resources and equal political representation.