By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, November 20th, 2008 at 12:35 pm in Obama presidency.
Citing the overwhelming demand, Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, will hold a drawing for two pairs of tickets to the Jan. 20, 2009, inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Only residents of his district are eligible to participate. (For a map of District 7, click here.)
The deadline to register online is Nov. 30 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to register.
Miller’s office will announce the winners on Dec. 1.
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Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez) today announced a lottery to randomly distribute two pairs of tickets to President-elect Barack Obama’s historic inauguration ceremony, which will be held on January 20th, 2009.
“The enthusiasm for this year’s presidential election and historic inauguration has been overwhelming” said Miller. “It is deeply inspiring to see such interest in attending the inauguration. It speaks to both the historic nature of the Barack Obama presidency, but also the sense of urgency the public has for change in our country.”
The lottery will be open to all 7th district constituents who are able to arrange their own transportation to and lodging in the DC area during the January event.
The deadline to register will be Sunday, Nov. 30th 11:59 PM PST on George Miller’s website. Rep. Miller will announce the drawing winner on Monday, Dec. 1st.
These two pairs of tickets are separate from the small allotment of tickets that Rep. Miller intends to distribute to a portion of the constituents who have already requested them.
“This election turned out to be different than any election before,” said Miller. “I want to be able to give every constituent, including those who just recently engaged in the democratic process, a chance to receive a ticket to view Barack Obama’s inauguration.”
Constituents must visit http://www.georgemiller.house.gov/inauguration to register for the lottery.
Miller also reminded 7th district residents that portions of the parade route and sections of the National Mall will be available for those without tickets to participate in this historic occasion. More information about the Inaugural ceremony and other events in Washington can be found at http://www.inaugural.senate.gov.