Skip to Content

Ahead of Census Day, 20 Florida Churches & Faith Groups Urge Communities to Complete the 2020 Census

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 31, 2020

​MEDIA CONTACT

Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202) 735-7123
Austin Schuler, aschuler@faithinpubliclife.org, (540) 280-3393

Ahead of Census Day, 20 Florida Churches & Faith Groups Urge Communities to Complete the 2020 Census

Washington, D.C. — Twenty Florida churches and faith groups have signed a national petition calling for Floridians to take the 2020 Census and be counted as an act of faith. On April 1st, our nation will celebrate Census Day, to mark the 2020 Census.

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Florida faith leaders remain committed to a faithful census that counts all communities, ensuring that everyone gets the resources and representation they deserve. The census count determines funding for hospitals, schools and roads, as well as critical programs like affordable housing, Head Start, food assistance and more. Families can respond immediately to the 2020 Census online at 2020census.gov, by mail, and phone.

“As houses of worship and faith-based organizations from diverse traditions, we affirm the right of all people to participate in the 2020 Census,” the letter states. “A full and accurate count lays the foundation for a healthy democracy and healthy communities.”

To see the letter and the full list of signers, click here

Rev. Gabriel Salguero, President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition and pastor of Calvario City Church in Orlando will also join clergy and community leaders via Facebook live to discuss how people of faith can ensure that everyone is counted on April 1st at noon. 

###

Faith in Public Life is a national movement of clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice, equality and the common good. Together, we are leading the fight to advance just policies at the state and federal level. Our network of 50,000 leaders engage in bold moral action that affirms our values and the human dignity of all.

Back to top