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Taking the census to the streets.
Stephanie Kaye
Taking the census to the streets.

By Stephanie Kaye

Ben's Chili Bowl in Northwest D.C. is an iconic diner, and now the site where the U.S. Census is trying to spread the word in Washington.

An announcer belts out the presence of Robert Groves, the Director of the Census Bureau. Between bites of breakfast at Ben's this morning, he talked about the unique challenges of getting people in D.C. to fill out the 2010 Census.

"In the U.S. since 1790, we've always counted everyone -- whether they're citizens or not," he says. "So that's a special message for D.C."

And, says Groves, no location is better for reaching out to residents. "It seems like it's mandatory, that you have to have some event at Ben's Chili Bowl. So I'm happy we chose it."

Groves meets later this morning with D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton to talk about educating residents about the importance of the census, which attempts to count every person in the United States.

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