The dangers of a 2020 Census citizenship question

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The dangers of a 2020 Census citizenship question

And other updates from across New York.
November 13, 2018

Want to sound smart about the citizenship question on the 2020 Census? Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, has got you covered. He appeared on WNYC’s  “The Brian Lehrer Show” yesterday to provide an in-depth explanation of an ongoing lawsuit against the federal government, which alleges that the inclusion of the question on the upcoming census is intended to deflate participation by immigrants, legal or otherwise.

A depleted turnout would not only mean that New York could lose congressional representation, but also the loss of federal funding for a wide variety of programs, including for nonprofits. Choi’s analysis is here. Choi incidentally was named as the 11th most powerful person in New York nonprofits in City & State's Nonprofit Power 50 ranking.

 

The New York City Council will hold an oversight hearing today on reentry programs for formerly incarcerated youth. The joint meeting of the committees on youth services and juvenile justice will take place at 1 p.m. inside the Committee Room at City Hall. A livestream of the meeting will be available here. Nonprofits that will testify at the meeting can send transcripts to zwilliams@nynmedia.com for possible inclusion in an upcoming Buzz column.

 

The nonprofit CAMBA raised more than $700,000 at a Nov. 1 gala. The Manhattan event honored Harvey Rosen of Lamb Insurance Services and Tom Maxwell of RBC Capital Markets, according to a press release.

 

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freeman is one of the top-ranked places to work. The accounting firm – which does work with a number of nonprofits in New York – was ranked as the 12th-best mid-sized firm to work for, according to Accounting Today. “Our firm culture is very unique,” GRF Managing Partner Jackie Cardello said in a post on the firm’s website. “GRF strives to maintain a workplace that fosters opportunity for its employees while also providing the work-life balance that promotes personal well-being.” See who else made the list here.

 

Jericho Project has received a $25,000 donation from real estate developer The Related Companies. The money, announced by the nonprofit via tweet, will benefit programming for veterans. More than 500 units of supportive housing citywide are operated by the nonprofit, including one project that opened up over the summer that places formerly homeless veterans with young adults.

 

The New York Women’s Foundation has something to share about participatory grantmaking. A new video from the nonprofit aims to answer the question of how to ensure that a grantmaking committee adequately represents the people a nonprofit seeks to help.

 

Zach Williams
Zach Williams
is a staff reporter at New York Nonprofit Media and sister publication City & State.
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