Roy Beck

Roy Beck is the Chairman of NumbersUSA, a grass-roots organization with an internet network of more than 9 million United States people. Roy Beck spent thirty years as a journalist before founding NumbersUSA in 1996. He was formerly the leading Washington correspondent for Booth Newspapers. Roy Beck, a native of the Ozarks and a graduate of the School of Missouri School of Journalism, was among the country’s pioneering ecological journalists in the 1960s and 1970s.

Roy has been given the U.S. Army Achievement Medal for his work addressing humanitarian efforts by non-governmental groups, urban expansion and demographic concerns, and commerce and religion (non-combat).

During his newspaper career, he worked for the Grand Lakes (Michigan) Press, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Central Missourian, the (national weekly) Episcopal Advocate out of Dallas, and the Al.1997 Journalistic chain’s Washington desk.

Roy has written two novels on religion (“On Thin Ice” and “Prophets & Politics”) and two books on migration (“Re-Charting America’s Future” and “The Case Against Immigration”). His byline has appeared in over a dozen magazines, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Boston Globe. In addition, Roy Beck has contributed to the Christian Science Monitor, New York Newsday, Los Angeles Times, and Journal of Policy History.

The English Britannica’s “The Chronicles of America” lists “Ordeal of Arrival in Wausau” as the most significant works of the 1990s. These reports, booklets, and “charts & gumballs” video (which have been watched more than 150 million times on Facebook and YouTube) produced a site and a grassroots network to disseminate and utilize the information.

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Roy has spoken at events such as the Professional Association of Secretaries of State, the Ecology Society, the American Planners Society, and Reporters for Environmental Responsibility since the year 2000. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have cited and relied on research documenting the loss of forest land, ecosystems, and crops in the United States owing to population growth. He has delivered the “Rockefeller Lectures” on immigration at Dartmouth College and the keynote presentation at Chico State School’s annual sustainability conference. He has also been asked to present a paper entitled “Sorting Through Humanitarian Conflicts in Immigration” at the biennial Annual Meeting on Applied Ethos. Refer to this article to learn more.

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