Join Episcopal Migration Ministries on Thursday, February 27, 4:00 – 5:00 pm EST for a webinar presentation on how you can assist the 2020 Census to get an accurate count in your community. Alan Yarborough, Church Relations Officer in The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations, will provide information on why The Episcopal Church is an official partner for the 2020 Census and ways you might participate.
“U.S. census data is critical for effective implementation of over 130 federal programs,” said Yarborough. “Additionally, private businesses, state, and local initiatives depend on Census data for effective distribution of resources, while congressional seats are apportioned according to the Census count.
“As a faith group we are well positioned to help reach hard to count populations. The primary factor for whether someone will complete the census is whether or not someone they trust encourages them to do so. Immigrant groups, for a variety of reasons, are historically undercounted, and through Episcopal Migration Ministries and those who support this work we can make sure the count is as accurate as possible.”
About Episcopal Migration Ministries:
Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) lives the call of welcome by supporting refugees, immigrants, and the communities that embrace them as they walk together in The Episcopal Church’s movement to create loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships rooted in compassion. EMM’s desire to honor the inherent value of human connection brings communities together to love their neighbors as themselves.
To directly support EMM and its life-changing work, visit www.episcopalmigrationministries.org/give or text ‘EMM’ to 41444 (standard messaging and data may rates apply).
About the Office of Government Relations:
The Office of Government Relations represents the policy priorities of The Episcopal Church to the U.S. government in Washington, D.C. We aim to shape and influence policy and legislation on critical issues, highlighting the voices and experiences of Episcopalians and Anglicans globally. All policy positions are based on General Convention and Executive Council resolutions, the legislative and governing bodies of the Church.