The California Endowment pledged $10 million to the state's $90 million efforts to get a fair and accurate count in the 2020 Census. The pledge fits in with increased awareness and funding from regional funders of the challenges facing the 2020 Census.
Leading the city post-bankruptcy is Mayor Michael Tubbs, who has garnered considerable media attention. Tubbs, who had served a four-year city council term, was elected mayor in November 2016 with 70 percent of the vote, becoming the city’s first Black mayor and, at the age of 26, its youngest ever as well.
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.
The inclusion of the citizenship status question on the next census has funders and advocates even more worried about getting a full and accurate count in 2020. The concerns add to earlier warnings about low funding, access and data security.
Together with the League of California Community Foundations, Philanthropy California encourages its members to send letters of public comment related to the U.S.
As Philanthropy California, we join our partners in philanthropy, along with advocates and immigrant communities, in calling for an end to the practice of separating children from their parents as part of the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on the U.S.-Mexico border.