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A Victory for the U.S. Constitution

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07/03/2019

United Philanthropy Forum applauds and celebrates the news that the 2020 Census will NOT include a question about citizenship. This is a victory for everyone who has been fighting for a fair and accurate census count—as required by the U.S. Constitution. It is a victory for democracy and a victory for all Americans.

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Supreme Court's Census Decision a Win for Democracy

Release Date: 
06/27/2019

United Philanthropy Forum commends the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to affirm the District Court’s ruling to remand the case to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Given the upcoming census printing deadline, it’s unlikely the citizenship question will become part of the 2020 Census. 

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Philanthropy Turns to the Supreme Court to Ensure a Fair and Accurate Census Count

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Release Date: 
04/04/2019

United Philanthropy Forum and 29 other foundations and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs), including 8 Forum members, signed an amicus curia brief that was submitted to the Supreme Court this week. The effort was led by the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation and its Funders Census Initiative, Philanthropy California, and the Bauman Foundation.

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Erasing Representation: The Implications of the Census Citizenship Status Question on Reapportionment & Redistricting

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Webinar

Join this webinar to learn how census data is used in congressional, state and local redistricting, and the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court case Evenwel v. Abbott; how efforts to draw out non-citizens or non-voters undermines one person, one vote, and the foundation of our democracy; and what needs to be done to ensure communities are represented.

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Webinar: Philanthropy’s Response to the Addition of a Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census

Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

This is one of the few opportunities for philanthropy to make its case that the citizenship question should be removed from the census questionnaire. Regardless of whether public comments will move the Trump administration to reverse its decision, this establishes an important record for the public, Congress and the courts to consider.

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Participate. Convene. Invest.: A Call to Action for the 2020 Census

Monday, April 9, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Webinar

We are now less than two years away from “Census Day,” April 1st, 2020! Join a conversation about why the census matters and the role that philanthropy can play in ensuring a fair and accurate count.

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