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.

It has been a long road as California prepares for the 2020 Census—from budget delays at the federal level and persistent advocacy for adequate state funding, to the pending inclusion of an untested citizenship question. The state has allocated an unprecedented $90.3 million to support the census, but will it be enough to make sure that all California residents—including the 75 percent who are in historically undercounted groups—are counted? With $60 million in state dollars allocated for outreach by counties and community-based organizations, what do funders need to know about the efforts...


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