Contact: Decennial Media Relations
Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt will hold a news conference at the National Press Club on Wednesday, April 19, at 11:30 a.m. EDT, to discuss the nation's response to the mail back portion of Census 2000.
This conference will be held on the day the Census Bureau reports "initial response rates" for more than 38,000 local jurisdictions.
A live webcast of the conference can be accessed via the Census Bureau's Web site <http://www.census.gov>. Viewing the webcast requires RealPlayerTM software, which can be downloaded for free at <http://www.real.com/player/>.
Reporters may attend the briefing in person or participate via conference call. To take part by phone, call 703-871-3630 or 888-747-3493 anytime after 11:20 a.m. EDT.