Bay Area members of Congress are offering their constituents chances to win free tickets to President Barack Obama’s re-inauguration Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C., but one lawmaker wants applicants to sing for their supper.
“Please write a paragraph of at least 5 sentences, submit a video, or draw a picture suggesting an innovative idea either to put Americans back to work, or ensure that each and every child has access to a quality education,” Rep. Mike Honda, D-Campbell, asks 17th Congressional District constituents seeking tickets.
Entries (only one per person) must be posted as responses on the congressman’s Facebook page by Thursday, Jan. 3.
Other local members are doing it on a more straightforward lottery basis; you can apply only through your own House member, or through either of California’s U.S. Senators.
Rep. John Garamendi, D-Fairfield: Call 202-225-1880
Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Napa: Email here or call 202-225-3311 or 707-226-9898
Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton: Call 202-225-1947 or 209-476-8552
Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez: Apply here
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco: Call 202-225-4965
Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland: Apply here
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo: deadline already passed
Rep.-elect Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin: available in January
Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto: deadline already passed
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose: Call 202-225-3072
Rep. Sam Farr, D-Santa Cruz: Join stand-by list here
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif: Apply here
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.: Apply here
If leaving a voice-mail message, be sure to include your full name, address, city, phone number, e-mail address and number of tickets requested.