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Contact:  Decennial Media Relations
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2000

Census Bureau Director to Update Media on Census 2000 Operations

**CENSUS BUREAU MEDIA ADVISORY**

Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt will hold a news briefing on Tuesday, March 21, at 11 a.m. EST, on the status of Census 2000 operations. Census 2000 questionnaires were mailed March 13 through 15, and people are now returning their responses to the Census Bureau.

Prewitt also will demonstrate how the initial response rates for the nation will look on the Census Bureau's Web site at <http://www.census.gov>.

Date:
Tuesday, March 21
Time:
11 a.m. EST
Place:
J. W. Marriott Hotel -- Salon G
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

A live webcast of the briefing will be carried on the Census Bureau's Web site <http://www.census.gov>. Viewing the webcast requires RealPlayer™ software, which can be downloaded for free at <http://www.real.com/player/>.Link to a non-federal Web site

Reporters may attend the briefing in person or participate via telephone conference call. To take part by phone, call 703-871-3016 or 1-877-282-2315 anytime after 10:50 a.m. EST.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: September 09, 2014