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Key Takeaways: SCOTUS + The 2018 Elections: Opportunities and Implications for c3 Funders

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Mon, August 6, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, and subsequent nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, have far-reaching implications that could negatively affect all the issues we most care about, such as voting rights (including partisan gerrymandering), money in politics, executive power issues, partisan the environment, access to reproductive health, women’s and LGBTQ rights, and more.

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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 WASHINGTON — Reflecting an unprecedented consensus in philanthropy from local foundations to national grantmaking organizations, 304 philanthropic leaders have called on the Trump administration to withdraw a citizenship question from the 2020 census.

Key Takeaways: July First Monday + Election Series Discussion: Funding for Cultural Change: Creating and Meeting the Moment

Funding for Cultural Change: Creating and Meeting the Moment Monday, July 9 3-4 ET | 2-3 CT | 1-2 MT | 12-1 PT Over the last few years, we have seen several cultural moments, such as #MeToo and the response to police violence, take place that have raised social justice struggles to the national platform.



Funding Advocacy Around the Census

Funding Advocacy Around the Census A message from Gary Bass, Executive Director of the Bauman Foundation: While the legal opinion linked to above was written for the Bauman Foundation, which is a private foundation, it is very helpful in providing a roadmap for how private foundations in general can play a role in promoting a fair and accurate census.