FCI Briefing Series: Census 2020 Messaging Testing Results
The Funders Census Initiative is pleased to present these briefings on census messaging results in partnership with the Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup.
All around the country, philanthropy is mobilizing to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census.
January First Monday Discussion
Debriefing the 2018 Elections
Monday, January 7 | 3 – 4:15 PM ET | 2 – 3:15 PM CT | 1 – 2:15 PM MT | 12 – 1:15 PM PT
With history-making results from the Midterm Elections, join us for an important discussion on the lessons learned from 2018 that can help inform our work moving into 2019.
Organized By: Redistricting Reform Project
The Census Bureau has proposed the addition of a Citizenship Status Question to the 2020 Census and indicated that data will be included in the transfer of census counts to states for the purposes of redistricting.
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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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
What Funders Need to Know About Census 2020 Operations
Tuesday, June 5th at 3pm-4pm ET | 2pm-3pm CT | 1pm-2pm MT | 12pm-1pm PT
Census 2020 is less than two years away; the time to act is now!
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.
In 2016, the intelligence community sounded the alarm that our elections had been targeted with cyberattacks by Russian state actors with the intent of usurping American voters’ voices and assisting their preferred candidates.