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Letter Opposing USDA’s SNAP proposed rule

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09/2019
On September 24, 2019, Philanthropy California submitted a public comment opposing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule to change eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If enacted, this rule would eliminate CalFresh benefits, the state’s implementation of SNAP, for 230,000 adults, children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities in California and further escalate the persistent food insecurity in our region.
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NCG Letter of Support Assembly Bill 1487 – San Francisco Bay Area Regional Housing Finance Act

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09/2019
Northern California Grantmakers is pleased to support Assembly Bill 1487 – San Francisco Bay Area Regional Housing Finance Act. The bill will strengthen our region with more affordable homes and protections for longtime residents to ensure all Bay Area residents, no matter their color or income, have a safe, stable, affordable place to call home. We applaud the leadership to date on this effort and urge you to sign this important piece of legislation into law.
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Comments Opposing HHS’s Section 1557 proposed rule

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08/2019
On August 13, 2019, Philanthropy California submitted a public comment opposing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule to change the anti-discrimination provisions of Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This proposed rule would substantially limit federal protections against gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination in healthcare. Additionally, this proposed rule would weaken protections that provide access to language services for patients with limited English proficiency (LEP).
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Opposing HUD’s “mixed-status” families proposed rule

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07/2019
On July 2, 2019, Philanthropy California submitted a public comment opposing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed rule to prohibit “mixed-status” families, or families who consist of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who may have a member that is ineligible for housing assistance due to their immigration status, from accessing public or subsidized housing.
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For the People: Protecting and Restoring Faith in Our Democracy | 4/18/2019

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04/2019
On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 , which is perhaps the most comprehensive political reform proposal in a generation by our elected representatives. The “For the People Act” seeks to restore faith in our republican democracy as a genuinely representative system open to broad participation and protected from corruption and the outsized influence of special interest money. The provisions of the bill would make it easier for people to vote and strengthen campaign finance & ethics laws.
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Resources for Making it Count: Philanthropy and the 2020 Census

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02/2019
It has been a long road as California prepares for the 2020 Census—from budget delays at the federal level and persistent advocacy for adequate state funding, to the pending inclusion of an untested citizenship question. The state has allocated an unprecedented $90.3 million to support the census, but will it be enough to make sure that all California residents—including the 75 percent who are in historically undercounted groups—are counted? With $60 million in state dollars allocated for outreach by counties and community-based organizations, what do funders need to know about the efforts...
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Informing the National Perspective on Immigration Reform

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10/2018
Immigration issues have attracted significant attention over the past few years as changes in federal policies have ignited debates across the political spectrum. In July 2018, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and BPC Action published a new report, The New Middle on Immigration Reform , which suggests a consensus set of immigration policies that Americans support is more to the right than many realize. The report is based on a nationwide survey, focus groups, and roundtable discussions. But where does California fit into this dialogue? Grantmakers in California, where one in four residents...
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Resources from Public Charge: The Policy that Could Change Everything for Immigrant Families

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06/2018
In a June 26th program, we hosted a multi-sector group of leaders who are working together to protect the wellbeing of immigrant families and fight against this proposed change to the public charge regulation for a thoughtful discussion on the imporatance of this issue and how funders can be prepared.
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Resources from Together for Good | NCG's 2018 Annual Conference

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04/2018
On April 16th, 2018, we hosted our 2018 NCG Annual Conference, the largest gathering of the philanthropic community in Northern California.This year’s conference, Together for Good, featured lead thinkers on the critical issues of our time, such as the role of media in upholding democracy, overcoming social inequality, and advancing narrative change. We dug deep into how philanthropy can – and must – bring to bear not only financialresources, but also our collective leadership, voice, action and empathy to really move the ball.
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Resources from There’s a Hole in My Budget: What’s the Governor Covering and What’s Left Out?

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02/2018
With a new federal tax plan recently passed and budget cuts looming, the Governor and other state policymakers will face a tall task in order to fund the programs that provide the opportunities California values. To help finance tax reductions for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, Congress voted to make cuts totaling $5.8 trillion in key federal programs over the next ten years. We’ll also explore the implications of the Governor’s budget on Bay Area cities and counties. With our panel of experts, we’ll discuss how the Governor’s budget and federal policy choices will have an impact...

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