THIS FROM CONGRESSMAN TOM LATHAM:
Congressman Latham has been given a limited number of tickets to the Inauguration of America's 44th President Barack Obama, to be held in Washington, D.C. on January 20th, 2009. Residents of Iowa's 4th Congressional District who are interested in making the trip to the nation's capital for this event may request a ticket from Congressman Latham's office.
Interested parties should e-mail Congressman Latham through his website, www.tomlatham.house.gov, with their full name, address, phone number and number of tickets requested before 5:00 CST on November 28, 2008. Ticket requests will be entered into a ticket lottery, and Iowans selected through the lottery will be notified no later than December 2, 2008 via e-mail. A letter of acknowledgement will also be sent via the United States Postal Service.
Due to the high volume of requests and the limited number of tickets available, ticket recipients from Latham’s office must be residents of the Fourth Congressional District of Iowa. To help Iowans figure out if they are within the boundaries of the district, Congressman Latham has created an interactive map of the district at www.tomlatham.house.gov/District. Because of restrictions put in place by the Joint Inaugural Committee prohibiting the mailing of inauguration tickets, all persons receiving tickets through Congressman Latham's office will need to be physically present to pick up tickets from Congressman Latham’s Washington, D.C. office between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM EST on Monday, January 19, 2009. Individuals should be prepared to show photo identification that confirms residency in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District.
If there are any questions about visiting Washington, D.C., please visit Congressman Latham's website at www.tomlatham.house.gov/Contact. Special information about the inauguration can be found at www.inaugural.senate.gov. --