Thank you to all of our members who joined NCG’s Protecting Families Campaign and lifted up their voices in opposition to the harmful and unnecessary “public charge” rule that would worsen the well-being, health, and stability of millions of children and families.
Bigglesworth Family Foundation
Blue Shield of California Foundation
California Health Care Foundation
The California Endowment
The California Wellness Foundation
David & Lucile Packard Foundation
East Bay Community Foundation
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
General Service Foundation
The Health Trust
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Latino Community Foundation
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Marin Community Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation
Sierra Health Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Sobrato Family Foundation
van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation
Y&H Soda Foundation
Zellerbach Family Foundation
In our first-ever campaign, we successfully achieved our goal and over 20 unique comments have been submitted by our foundation members. Nationally, over 130,000 comments – the vast majority opposing the rule – have been submitted to Federal Register.
Throughout our nation’s history, the United States has often been defined by the phrase “E Pluribus Unum” — meaning “Out of many, we are one.” The proposed public charge rule betrays our nation’s most fundamental values. By punishing families for accessing healthy food, health care, and housing, the regulation would make the United States sicker, hungrier, and poorer. Our country is stronger when all people, regardless of immigration status, have the opportunity to live, work, and thrive. As Grove Foundation founding trustee Eva Grove wrote in a recent Mercury News op-ed, “Opportunity is the promise America has held out to the world. Our country should not step away from that promise.”
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Finally, there is still time to make your voice heard! Submit a comment opposing the public charge rule by Monday, December 10 via the Protecting Immigrant Families comment portal.