All Children Count

 

Millions of children remain invisible to their government, unable to fully participate in their communities.

They are denied education and health services, and are at risk of exploitation, violence, abuse, and underage recruitment into armed forces, all because they do not have a simple piece of paper we take for granted — a birth certificate.

The Girls Count Act elevates birth registration in U.S. foreign policy and assistance. It authorizes the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support programs that promote sustainable registration systems and ensure children are able to access social services.

The Act does not allocate new spending, but requires diligence to ensure that the simple and foundational step of birth registration is not overlooked.

All children count

Contact your representative today to voice your support for the Girls Count Act. 

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Hello, my name is ____________ and I'm a constituent from ___________.

I'd like to ask Senator/Representative ____________ to cosponsor the Girls Count Act (S. 2591/H.R. 3398).  This legislation would elevate birth registration in U.S. foreign policy and assistance to ensure all children are counted.

Thank you.