For Immediate Release
Contact: Jocelyn Bissonnette, Director, Funders Census Initiative email@example.com
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.
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.
May 2020 Survey Results: Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on 2020 Census Funders & Grantees
The Census Bureau began mailing 2020 Census invitations to a majority of households in mid-March, right when the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a global pandemic and social distancing and shelter-in-place orders were implemented in states and communities across the country.
Co-hosted by Democracy Fund and Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
From candidates receiving death threats because of their faith or race, to communities who are intimidated to vote, many people of color face credible and real threats to their participation in US elections.
As the final votes were tallied in Georgia Wednesday morning and Congress convened to certify the presidential election, we knew the day would be significant for our democracy and the sanctity of fair and free elections.