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.
Grant makers are gearing up early to counter Trump administration policies surrounding the 2020 census and raising concerns that the White House plans and a general rise in an anti-immigrant sentiment could distort the results of the crucial once-a-decade population count.
A public health funder based in California just kicked in $10 million to aid the state’s $90 million efforts to get a fair and accurate census count in 2020. The count determines the destination of federal dollars, the breakdown of representation in Washington and even influences where private investments flow.
Leaders of four of the nation’s most prominent philanthropies have committed $20 million in new money to a $43 million effort to ensure a complete and accurate tally in the 2020 census — and are publicly calling on their philanthropy peers to provide an additional $10 million for a total of $73 million.
“I’ve never seen the amount of support, investment, the breadth and depth of partnerships that I’m seeing for 2020,” one census outreach organizer said.
The Trump administration's plans to add a hotly contested citizenship question to the 2020 census have suffered another major blow in the courts.
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.
State lawmakers will provide $40 million in state money to ensure New Yorkers are ready for next year’s census, sources told the Daily News Wednesday.