White House kicks off Y2K campaign

The Clinton administration today launched a nationwide campaign to promote dialogue and to stimulate more action from state and local government officials about their Year 2000 readiness.

With a free toolkit and events held throughout the summer, the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion will lead the campaign for community conversations to encourage government officials, business leaders and interested citizens to fix computers for the Year 2000 and to share information about their progress.

"Our greatest domestic risks for Year 2000-related failures are at the local level," said John Koskinen, chairman of the council. "Y2K community conversations can help people better understand the progress that has been made, what the risks are and what precautions may be appropriate in light of those risks."

The council is working with more than 20 national associations represented on its Senior Advisors Group to encourage local public officials and service providers to lead or participate in Year 2000 conversations within their own communities.

Copies of the toolkit can be ordered by calling the council's free information line at (888) 872-4925.

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