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Presidential Inauguration - January 20, 2009

The inauguration of the President of the United States is an historical moment for our nation. This quadrennial event bespeaks the majesty and honor and tradition surrounding the Presidency.

I know many of you are interested in attending the actual inaugural swearing-in ceremony as well as other celebratory events, including the inaugural balls. Tickets for the swearing-in are made available through my office and the offices of Senator Feinstein and Senator Boxer.

Tickets to the swearing-in ceremony on January 20 are already all gone. I cannot accept any more requests. I am so sorry. The number of people requesting tickets has far exceeded the number of tickets I will have to distribute. From the look of things I do not believe I will have enough tickets to cover everybody who has already called.

Currently there is little information on tickets or event scheduling available, but should be after President-elect Obama has determined his inauguration program - usually in December. For now, general information is available at the website of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies at http://inaugural.senate.gov/.

If you do plan to attend inaugural activities, I urge you to make your travel plans early as the Washington area will book up quickly for this ceremony. In the meantime, if there is anything more I can do to assist you, please feel free to call any of my offices.


Washington Office
1221 Longworth House
Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Fax 202-225-6791
Salinas Office
100 West Alisal Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Fax 831-424-7099
Santa Cruz Office
701 Ocean Street
Room 318
Santa Cruz, CA 95060