When Americans fill out their 2020 Census forms, they will have more choices for identifying their race, ethnicity, and national origin than ever before. It is almost a cliché: we are an increasingly diverse nation — a factor that permeated much of the 2016 election dialogue. No wonder, then, that the census questions on race and ethnicity generate more interest, scrutiny, criticism, and debate than any others.
Like many other institutions in the United States, foundations rely on census data to craft policies, plan initiatives, deliver services and promote economic and social justice. The Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup has developed two resources to help ensure a fair and accurate census as required by the U.S. Constitution.
This PowerPoint offers a brief overview of the money-in-politics movement and is chock full of resource links.
Thirty-five philanthropic institutions signed a letter of public comment urging the Census Bureau to count incarcerated persons at their home residence in the 2020 Census, instead of at the prison facility in which they are housed on Census Day.
This report provides a snapshot of the MIP field and outlines key opportunities and challenges in this work.
FCCP’s annual convening in St. Paul last month was inspiring, educational and productive for many reasons. One highlight was a renewed focus on a critical component of strong democratic institutions and civic engagement: the decennial census.
These slides from presentations at the 2016 convening focus on leadership development.
U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) delivers a video welcome to the FCCP 2016 Convening participants and gets a head start on the count.
The funder community submitted research projects and experiments that have happened - or will occur- in the 2016 election cycle. This document is a summary of those projects.
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