Count All the Kids

June 30, 2020

United Voices for Children has released Count All the Kids: A Call to Action to Faith Community Engagement in the 2020 U.S Census.   The report encourages faith groups to educate and empower  their communities to complete the census.  Since census information affects how federal funds and resources are distributed to local governments and communities, ensuring a full and accurate count in a community safeguards the well-being of children’s lives.

Count All the Kids, prepared by the Reverend Robert Biekman, UVC board president, and Reverend Beverly Dukes, UVC policy coordinator, looks at theological, biblical and sociological perspectives for this census campaign.  The report also includes an interactive map that someone can use to check on the census response rate in their community.  Finally the report proposes concrete action steps that individuals and faith communities can take.

You can download a copy of Count All the Kids here.