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An Invitation to Support the Census

by | Feb 13, 2020 | Conference Newsletter

“As the church, we can lift why census participation is critical to the Common Good. And… we can help reach those hard-to-count people and help them understand the link between the data collected and what dollars those numbers equate to – the programs affected. Programs that help so many vulnerable people.”

“Census data is essential to the betterment of our nation for today’s people and the next generation. Representation affects the state’s representation in government, the allocation of proper funding, and resources to areas of need. An accurate count empowers the people.”

Click here to read more about the Census and why it matters.

The Arizona Complete Count Committee is asking for faith leaders to sign a pledge of support for people to take part in the Census count.

Today we invite you to please sign the pledge at the link below, and offer your support and partnership with the Arizona Complete Count Committee and other faith leaders to ensure a healthy future for the states comprising the Desert Southwest Conference and beyond. Thank you!

https://azcensus2020.gov/pledge-support

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Author: Billie K. Fidlin

Billie K. Fidlin is the Director of Outreach & Justice for the Desert Southwest Conference. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University and attended Claremont School of Theology for religious studies. Ms. Fidlin currently serves as the President of the Arizona Faith Network in her second term. She is President & Founder of Whisper n Thunder Inc., and sits on various boards including the Justa Center and the Phoenix Police Department's Faith Advisory Council. Her awards include the UM Foundation for Evangelism 2004 Distinguished Evangelist; 2016 Church Women United / United Nations Human Rights Award; 2018 Servant Leader Award AZ Faith Network; 2022 Southern Poverty Law Center Certificate of Recognition; and 2022-23 Class of Who's Who in America.
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