You can bee part of the Presidential Inauguration -- Rep. Loebsack to hold drawing for tickets to the ceremony

2012-11-25T18:01:00Z You can bee part of the Presidential Inauguration -- Rep. Loebsack to hold drawing for tickets to the ceremony Muscatine Journal
November 25, 2012 6:01 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, has announced that his office will provide tickets to President Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony through a lottery system during the month of December.

Residents of Iowa’s Second Congressional District, which includes Muscatine and Louisa counties, who are interested in attending the event must fill out the form at www.loebsack.house.gov/inauguration to register for the lottery. Each resident awarded a ticket will be responsible for their own travel arrangements.

The lottery drawing will take place in mid-December. At that time, constituents will be required to provide additional information before they can secure their ticket allotment.

Inauguration Day is Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.  It is expected there will be a variety of events that will not require tickets, including a public viewing area of the Inaugural ceremony on the National Mall and the public Inauguration parade.

Iowans unable to attain tickets through Loebsack’s office are encouraged to monitor the Inauguration Planning Committee website, http://inaugural.senate.gov/, for further details on non-ticketed events.

According to a news release from Loebsack’s office, there are a few organizations trying to sell fake tickets to people. Tickets are only being provided free of charge from official government offices, and tickets must be picked up in person from Loebsack’s office before Inauguration.

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