Monday, December 15, 2008

Want to go to the inauguration?


HARTFORD, CT – Senator Chris Dodd announced today that he will hold a lottery for Connecticut constituents who have requested tickets to the swearing-in ceremony for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.

Sen. Dodd’s office has received requests for over 10,000 tickets from Connecticut constituents. The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has allocated 393 tickets to each Senate office.

Later this week, a random drawing will be held to distribute 200 tickets to Connecticut constituents for the swearing-in ceremony. The remaining tickets will be distributed to Connecticut elected officials, community leaders, family and key supporters of President-elect Obama.

Individuals can still request tickets before the lottery is held by faxing their request to 202-224-1083 or emailing the Senator’s office at .

To Be Eligible for Inauguration Tickets:

1. Each entrant must be a resident of the state of Connecticut.
2. One entry per person.
3. Each individual is eligible for a maximum of two tickets.
4. Those who have requested tickets to date will be entered into the drawing and do not need to re-submit their request.
5. All future requests must be made via email or fax.
6. No request will be accepted after 6:00 PM on Wednesday, December 17, 2008.
7. Tickets are non-transferable and must be picked up in person with a valid photo ID on Monday January 19, 2009.
8. Tickets will not be distributed to groups, organizations, corporations or other entities.

Senator Dodd would like to encourage constituents who do not receive tickets to visit Washington for the inauguration celebrations. Only a small portion of the National Mall requires a ticket, while the rest of the Mall will be set up with video screens and is open to the general public.


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