As an organization committed to equity and justice, GCIR believes every person deserves to be counted. We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision today to temporarily block the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 census. This ruling is a victory for democracy, yet the census still faces significant challenges.
As a Foundation, we believe in the values of equity and dignity. And we believe that all people should be treated with respect and have access to services and opportunities that allow them to thrive. Our work helps build strong, safe, and vibrant communities in California where all people are heard and can make their contribution to realizing the California dream.
2020 Census Day Statement from Philanthropy California and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees
The Census ends in the early hours of Friday morning.
As members of the California Census 2020 Statewide Funders’ Initiative, we commend the U.S. Supreme Court for blocking the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
One year out, California ramps up its 2020 Census preparations in a state home to some of the nation’s hardest-to-count counties — including San Francisco.