What We Do
"Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be." - Kahlil Gibran
BCDI-Atlanta advances the quality of life for Black children, families, and communities by connecting programs, policy, and advocacy. We engage members and the broader community in activities designed to address local and state political and civic matters affecting Black children and families throughout the state of Georgia.
Black Children Count
BCDI-Atlanta's policy and advocacy initiative
Through BCDI-Atlanta's Black Children Count initiative, we support families, childcare programs, schools and communities by coordinating civic engagement efforts to ensure the needs of Black children and their families are met at both local and state levels.
We partner with organizations, such as Fair Count, Georgia Early Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS), Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, and the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus - just to name a few, to recommend and execute policies on behalf of children, parents, and early educators.
There are only three questions that drive our public policy agenda:
Is this good for Black children and families?
If yes, how can we support it?
If not, how can we make it better?
The answers to these questions help us achieve our mission of improving and advancing the quality of life for Black children and families.
Year-round Civic Engagement
Staying in the know about what's going on in local, state and national legislation
is essential to ensure your voice is heard throughout the year. In addition to voting,
during elections, here are some ways you can continue to involvement in policy
Find Your Legislators: Look up your state legislators by address or use your current location.
Keep up with what's going on Under the Gold Dome (Georgia General Assembly).
Track the United States Congress and find legislation that affects you and yours.
BCDI-Atlanta has partnered with Vot-ER to help you vote safely! Visit Vot-ER to learn how you can register to vote, vote by mail, vote in-person, and stay abreast of the latest information.
Voter registration status
Mail-In application and ballot status
Early voting locations
Registration information on file with the county office
Sample ballot for the upcoming election
Provisional Ballot status
COVID-19 and voting: Please check vote.org/covid-19 for the latest updates.
Get Out the Vote (GOTV)
Get Out the Count (GOTC)
The Census is an official count/survey of a population. The US Census occurs every 10 years.
The 2020 Census has officially ended. Thanks to the 99% of Americans who participated. For updates on response rates and data, please visit https://2020census.gov/