IMMIGRATION | The ACLU filed a lawsuit that alleged that the effort to end the Temporary Protected Status program for immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan “was motivated by intentional race- and national-origin-based animus against individuals.” Yesterday, a federal judge ruled to block the administration from terminating the program. (NPR, 10/4)
In his ruling, Judge Chen said ending TPS would cause “irreparable harm and great hardship” for immigrants, many of whom have lived in the U.S. for at least a decade, held down jobs, and have raised families. He also said there is evidence that President Trump tried to end the program because he is motivated by “an animus against non-white, non-European aliens.”
The lawsuit also alleges that the eliminating TPS would dramatically alter the lives of more than 270,000 U.S. citizen children who have at least one parent with TPS. Such children would be forced to make a choice between the care and support of their parents and the rights and benefits of U.S citizenship.
BUSINESS | Amy Owen, president & CEO of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, has been selected as a finalist for Loudoun Entrepreneur of the Year at the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce’s 24th Annual Small Business Awards. (Loudoun Now, 10/2)
CENSUS 2020 | Steven Dillingham, nominee for the director of the Census Bureau, has said that he would not offer an opinion on the citizenship question. (NPR, 10/3)
TRANSIT | Yes, Metro has a plan to fight ridership declines. At least its staff does. (WBJ, 10/4)
HEALTH CARE | Black mothers in Maryland experience pregnancy-related deaths at a rate of 2.7 times that of white mothers. This is how the state is tackling the issue. (Baltimore Sun, 10/4)
WORKFORCE | A Higher Minimum Wage Could Lower Recidivism (Citylab, 10/3)
NONPROFITS | Kathleen Loehr, chair of the Advisory Council for the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, advises fundraising professionals on changing their focus to include more than white males. (Chronicle, 10/2 – Subscription needed)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | Because of Kavanaugh — and a tweet — people across the country suddenly care about a PTA election in D.C. (WaPo, 10/3)
Social Sector Job Openings
Vice President of Programs | Gill Foundation– New!
Program Director for Criminal Justice | Public Welfare Foundation– New!
Director of HR/Talent | Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Senior Program Associate | Exponent Philanthropy
Program Coordinator | Exponent Philanthropy
Director, Corporate Partnerships | Exponent Philanthropy
Program Officer | The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Community Investment Fellow | Greater Washington Community Foundation
Digital Marketing Manager | Greater Washington Community Foundation
Program Associate for Strategy, Equity, and Research | Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
Communications Associate, Design and Web | Flamboyan Foundation
Communications Manager, Content and Digital | Flamboyan Foundation
Grants Manager | Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)
Chief Development Officer | EveryMind
Director of Development | DC Bar Foundation
Institutional Fundraising Coordinator | Shakespeare Theatre Company
Development Manager | Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Vice-President for Development and Communications | Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED)
Development Manager | Leadership Greater Washington
Senior Managing Director, Finance & Operations | Flamboyan Foundation/
Institutional Giving Associate | Brady Campaign & Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Director, Institutional Giving | Brady Campaign & Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Major Gifts Officer | L’Arche Greater Washington D.C.
Manager of Program & Evaluation Services | BoardSource
Programs Officer | DC Bar Foundation
Executive Vice President, Development and Communications | Northern Virginia Family Service
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations | Northern Virginia Family Service
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Today is National Poetry Day! Here’s a poem I’ve always liked from Gloria Anzaldúa. What poem are you reading?