|Norton Working with Colleagues to Obtain More Inauguration Tickets to be Distributed by Lottery to D.C. Residents|
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is pursuing additional tickets for District residents to attend the 2013 inauguration of President Barack Obama, beyond the less than 200 allocated to each member of Congress. So far, Norton’s office has received well over 2,500 requests for inauguration tickets. The Congresswoman has sent a letter to her colleagues in the House and Senate, asking them to donate some of their allotted tickets to her office for residents of the city hosting the inauguration.
Norton plans to hold a lottery to allocate the tickets her office receives at a date to be determined. District residents may enter that lottery by visiting the Congresswoman’s website, Norton.house.gov, and clicking on the “2013 Inauguration Information” link on the homepage.
“Unlike other jurisdictions…my constituents have only one office to turn to for inauguration tickets,” Norton wrote. “In 2009, members found that many of their constituents would not be traveling here for the inauguration and were very generous in giving our office tickets they weren’t using.”
Published: December 11, 2012