Philanthropic Letter to Commerce Secretary

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On August 5, 506 philanthropic leaders, representing nearly every state across the country, issued a letter to the US Department of Commerce with a clear message: Don’t cut the census short.

2020 Self-Response Analysis Webinars

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The Funders Census Initiative, in coordination with Census Counts and the CUNY Mapping Service, hosted a weekly — then bimonthly — briefing for funders and practitioners during the 2020 Census self-response phase.


Member Resource Recording: COVID-19 and the Impact on 2020 Census Outreach: Shifting tactics to get out the count

Presented by Census Counts Campaign’s States Count Action Network, State Voices, Leadership Conference Education Fund, Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation’s (FCCP) Funders Census Initiative Friday, May 15, 2020 at 1 PM Eastern Slides Webinar Recording This webinar featured state practitioners who shared how COVID-19 and the Census Bureau’s adjusted operational timeline are impacting 2020 Census outreach.

Member Resource Recording: COVID-19 and the Impact on Civic Engagement in 2020

Presented by FCCP & State Voices Friday, March 20 at 3pm Eastern Webinar Recording Follow Up Q&A + Resources Invitation: Join practitioners and fellow funders for a conversation on how COVID-19 (‘Coronavirus’) is impacting 2020 civic engagement programs, organizations, and people, and discuss how to support shifts in program and operations.

Press Release

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Unprecedented: More than 300 U.S. philanthropic leaders call for removal of citizenship question from 2020 census   National, state and local philanthropies across 38 states and District of Columbia join in unanimous opposition; more than 30 philanthropy-serving organizations also speak out Contact: Gary Bass, 202/328-2040, gbass@baumanfoundation.org

The Pence-Kobach Commission’s Potential Impact on Voting Rights

This link has key takeaways and the recording for a webinar focused on President Trump's Pence-Kobach Commission and the threat it poses to voting rights in America. It explores the scope and potential impact of the commission, how has the field been responding and what philanthropy do to support them.

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Public-Private Partnerships + Money in Politics

While we often focus on the impact that campaign contributions have on our democracy, efforts to privatize public services is an insidious way that corporations are gaining control over government. This resource features the recording, slides, reports and Key Takeaways from this webinar which focused on how we can harness collective grassroots power to overcome this rigged system and its corrosive influence on our democracy.