Today's Date: May 11, 2021
MAËLYS Receives Significant Investment from Norwest    •   Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation Gets Support From MISSION BBQ American Heroes Cup Campaign   •   Miami Based Black Advertisement Agency Receives Multiple 27th Annual Communicator Awards From the Academy of Interactive and Vis   •   Student-Led Startup Skin Releaf Takes USD 25,000 Top Prize in Standard Chartered 2021 Women in Tech Incubator Competition   •   AEO Inc. to Report First Quarter 2021 Results on May 26th   •   BlackNorth Initiative Sponsoring Lori-Ann Green-Walker, Part of the 6th Cohort of the ESG Competent Boards Certificate Program   •   Accenture and Shiseido Establish Joint Venture to Accelerate Shiseido’s Digital Transformation   •   Statement - Minister of Veterans Affairs marks National Nursing Week   •   Survey Reveals 8 Out Of 10 Asian Americans Say They Are Discriminated Against And 77% Do Not Feel Respected In The U.S.   •   EquityPlus Completes "4% Floor" $16 Million Bond Sale To Finance Senior Citizen Affordable Housing And Community Wellness Center   •   Indigenous Services Canada announces 2021 recipients of the Awards of Excellence in Nursing   •   Paway Celebrates Dog Moms Throughout The Month Of May With Their "Best Dog Mom Challenge"   •   Commvault Celebrates Inclusion of 16 Global Executives to CRN's 2021 Women of the Channel List   •   Leading DTC Bridal Brand Azazie Launches Size Inclusive Shapewear   •   Unilever's Second Annual Day of Service Gets Sweeter at Vaccine Locations Across the Country   •   Joint statement on the 5th anniversary of Canada's full support for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous P   •   National Geographic Documentary Films Partners With Acclaimed Director Dawn Porter in Search of Justice and Peace 100 Years Afte   •   Cadence13 Partners with Globally Renowned Thought Leader, Bestselling Author, and Activist Glennon Doyle for First-Ever Podcast   •   Susan G. Komen® Welcomes Eight New Leaders in Healthcare, Marketing and Business Operations to Board of Directors   •   Wells Fargo Joins OneTen Coalition to Hire, Upskill and Advance Black and African American Talent in the U.S.
Bookmark and Share

National Coalition Partners With African American Clergy Network For Census Campaign

WASHINGTON,  -- Sunday, May 30, 2010 marks the first Sunday of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's (The National Coalition) month-long push to encourage hard-to-reach residents in the black community to participate in the 2010 Census. The National Coalition's Unity Diaspora Coalition (UDC) has partnered with the National African American Clergy Network for the "Count on Me – Count Me In Census Campaign," a national initiative to stress the importance of participating in the census and urge church congregants who have not filled out a Census form to cooperate with census takers or call in their census forms immediately.

Specially designed Census toolkits are being distributed to members of the faith community to prepare faith leaders to address questions related to the 2010 Census. "Census Sunday Toolkits" include a sample church bulletin, pulpit announcement, a "Prayer for a Fair Census Count," and an introductory letter signed by twenty prestigious clergy including Bishop Paul Morton, Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., and Reverend Dr. Cheryl Sanders. The toolkits also provide information on how to identify legitimate census workers.
"The Bible teaches that God and government are not in conflict," said Dr. T. DeWitt Smith, Jr., president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention and co-facilitator of the National African American Clergy Network. "We are promoting full participation in the 2010 census so that our communities receive critically needed resources and services that are based on the census."

"We are encouraging clergy to make announcements in church bulletins, on websites, Facebook pages, Twitter, and other media available," adds Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, president of Skinner Leadership Institute and co-facilitator of the African American Clergy Network.

The National Coalition's president and CEO, Melanie L. Campbell adds, "The Church has always played a defining role within the Black community. Our partnership with the National African American Clergy Network is a crucial element toward continuing to impact our communities. We can count on our faith leaders to make sure our community understands that it's not too late to participate in the 2010 Census."

The coalition is telling pastors to urge congregants who have not returned their form to cooperate with door-to-door Census workers or call the Census telephone questionnaire line to give answers over the phone.

The Unity Diaspora Coalition is an initiative of The National Coalition that brings together organizations representing the Black Diaspora. In addition to urging Black Americans to mail in their completed Census forms, their goal is to demonstrate unity among Blacks, and to encourage the Black immigrant community to check the "Black" box on question nine of the Census form, then write in their country of origin.

For more information on the UDC or to download a toolkit visit www.unitydiasporacoalition.net.
Contact the Census Bureau's Telephone Questionnaire Assistance line at 1-866-872-6868.
Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link.
Melanie L. Campbell
https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=80225



SOURCE National Coalition on Black Civic Participation



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News