The 2017 Presidential Inauguration will take place on Friday, January 20th in Washington, DC.
The offices of Members of Congress are now accepting requests from residents of each of their districts in California to attend the Inauguration ceremony on the National Mall. As you consider making a request, please keep in mind that available tickets are in outdoor, open-air standing sections and, due to security barriers, ticket holders will have to walk several blocks to the National Mall.
The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) is currently planning the swearing-in ceremonies for the next president on January 20, 2017. The JCCIC and the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) will finalize these plans in December 2016 and January 2017. Historically, the Presidential Inaugural Committee has distributed tickets to members of Congress to provide constituents close access to the swearing in ceremony. The JCCIC anticipates the PIC will continue this practice.
Each office will receive a limited number of tickets, which will be distributed through a lottery system. If you are selected, you will be notified with more specific details regarding ticket pick-up and logistics for the day of the Inauguration.
Tickets are limited to two per party, and may not be redistributed or sold for any reason. You are responsible for picking up your ticket if you are the head of the reservation, as well as your lodging and transportation to and from Washington, DC, along with any other associated travel expenses.
To request tickets from Congressman Jerry McNerney for those who live in the 9th District, please complete the online form on the Congressman’s website by clicking here: https://mcnerney.house.gov/Inauguration.
For those who are represented by Congressman Mark DeSaulnier in the 11th District you must call his Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-2095.
Those residents in Martinez represented by Congressman Mike Thompson in the 5th District must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 9th with participants’ first and last names, addresses, the requested number of tickets, a good contact email address, and phone number for the party, and any questions you may have. You will receive an email confirming your request within three business days.
Finally, those who live in San Ramon in Congressman Eric Swalwell’s 15th District, they need to contact his staff assistant Art Motta at email@example.com.
As January approaches, please check this website for updates on ticket requests and other useful information for visiting Washington, DC. The following websites also provide useful information about the Inaugural Ceremonies and associated events.
The 2017 Presidential Inauguration Official Webpage: http://www.inaugural.senate.gov/
The Department of Defense Presidential Inauguration Information Webpage: http://www.inauguralsupport.mdw.army.mil/