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Amid COVID-19, Faith Leaders Urge Importance of Census 2020


March 31, 2020


Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202) 735-7123

Austin Schuler, aschuler@faithinpubliclife.org, (540) 280-3393

Amid COVID-19, Faith Leaders Urge Importance of Census 2020

Ahead of Census Day, nearly 150 faith groups have signed a national petition calling on everyone to take the 2020 Census

Washington, D.C.— On April 1st at noon, national faith leaders will talk about the importance of the census and how people of faith can ensure everyone is counted, especially in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The census only happens once every 10 years. Faith organizations are committed to a faithful census where all people are counted. 

One hundred and forty-four churches and faith groups from across the country have signed a letter calling on everyone to complete the 2020 Census. To see the letter and the full list of signers, click here.

What: 2020 Faithful Census Teleconference


April 1 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Where: Facebook Live


Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland-Tune, Chief Operating Officer, National Council of Churches

Sister Simone Campbell SSS, Executive Director, NETWORK Lobby

Rev. Gabriel Salguero, President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition 

Hurunnessa Fariad, Head of Outreach and Interfaith, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS Center)

Adán Chávez, Deputy Director of National Census Campaign, NALEO Educational Fund

Kelsey Herbert, National Campaigns Director, Faith in Public Life 


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