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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2000

Commerce Secretary and Census Bureau Director to Announce Campaign to Encourage Civic Participation in Census 2000

**CENSUS BUREAU MEDIA ADVISORY**

Commerce Secretary William M. Daley and Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt will announce a new initiative to encourage participation in Census 2000 at the grassroots level in a news conference at the National Press Club on Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EST.

The initiative, called How America Knows What America Needs, challenges communities to increase participation levels in Census 2000 over their 1990 levels.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EST
Place: National Press Club ballroom
14th and F Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

The news conference will be webcast live via the Internet from the Census Bureau's Internet site <http://www.census.gov.>.

Video news feed times and coordinates are:

January 11, 2000
3:30-4:00 p.m. EST
Galaxy 6/Transponder 11 (C) Band

January 12, 2000
10-10:30 a.m. EST
Telstar 4/Transponder 23 (C) Band

Call Media Link for technical information concerning the video news release and satellite coordinates at 212-682-8300 or 800-843-0677.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: February 10, 2014