Black Churches Aim To Increase Census’ Numbers
(Black America Web) — Almost 30 percent of the people in the United States have not participated in the 2010 Census, and two black organizations are now taking the “Count Me In” message to churches to tap those hard to reach people. “People may turn off the television. They may not listen to the radio, and they may not get on the Internet, but they come to church,” said the Rev. T. DeWitt Smith Jr. of the National African American Clergy Network. That organization, along with the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, launched a campaign on Sunday to target churches with specific messages and prayers through the end of June. Some ministers and church associates also are using social media in the campaign.