Home / Blog / Advocacy / Girls Count Act in… Girls Count Act in 10 GIFs Apr. 1 2015 by Dayna Geldwert Advocacy , Birth Registration Share Page The Girls Count Act was recently reintroduced in the Senate! (Cue dance party.) This is our year to get this piece of legislation passed, and the reintroduction of the bill in the Senate is the first step. Let’s review the facts: Millions of girls around the world have no birth certificate. According to UNICEF, four out of 10 children around the world are not registered at birth. A solution? The Girls Count Act. This piece of legislation will make counting girls through birth registrations a U.S. foreign policy priority. We know it’s been a long road to get this bill passed, and the whole process can be very confusing. So to celebrate what we’ve accomplished so far and to get you fired up for the next steps, we turned to GIFs. Because why not? In 2014, you helped send more than 300,000 emails to your members of Congress urging them to co-sponsor the Girls Count Act. And you didn’t stop there. You organized 129 constituency meetings, made 401 calls to Congressional offices and wrote 391 personalized letters in support of Girls Count. *mic drop* You made so much noise, Girls Count passed the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2014! But then… the 113th session of Congress ran out… and we didn’t have enough time to pass Girls Count in the Senate. We were bummed. Ok, we were really bummed. But hope has been renewed: This month, Girls Count was reintroduced in the Senate! We’re jazzed. You’re jazzed. We’re all seriously jazzed. And this — yes, this — is our year to get this bill passed. You can count on it. Are you ready? There are 290 million children worldwide who do not have birth certificates. We can’t let time run out again on making the lives of every girl count. We cannot give up until all girls’ rights are realized. We need your voice now more than ever. Tell your senators to cosponsor the Girls Count Act! We can’t give up now. We need to act. Can we count on you to say girls count?