Home / Blog / Advocacy / The Girls Count… The Girls Count Act is now law! Jun. 15 2015 by Melissa Hillebrenner Kilby Advocacy , Birth Registration Share Page Wow. We did it! The Girls Count Act was just signed into law! The Girls Count Act will help ensure children in developing countries are registered at birth. This is especially critical when 4 out of 10 children are not registered at birth. Today – together – we put an end to this. This is a huge win for the countless girls – and boys – around the world that this bill will help support. And importantly, this is a huge win for you. Thousands of you wrote letters, called and met with your members of Congress; you signed petitions, posted on social media and held advocacy events. Your efforts brought us to this moment. You took action – and the U.S. government listened! In passing this bill, President Obama and Congress have made girls in developing countries a foreign policy priority. Let’s show President Obama and Congress just how many of us stand with them in supporting girls around the world: Send a quick thank you note today. We have been pushing for this piece of legislation to get passed since the bill was first introduced in the fall of 2013. It’s been a long road, but we refused to stop until our work was done. This is how powerful our movement is. By coming together, we put the rights and needs of girls around the world front and center. By uniting behind this bill, we’ve helped break down a significant barrier preventing girls from reaching their full potential. That’s why I’m so excited that the President and Congress have committed to supporting girls around the world. If you’re excited too, send the President and Congress a quick note today to say thank you for making the Girls Count Act law. Congratulations – you made a law!