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December 18, 2012 > Presidential Inauguration tickets

Presidential Inauguration tickets

Submitted By Michael Shank

To keep America competitive in the global economy, share your suggestions on how to return people to work in quality jobs or to ensure every child has access to a high quality, equitable education.

Please write a paragraph of at least five sentences, submit a video or draw a picture suggesting an innovative idea to achieve either of the previously mentioned goals. Entries should be posted online at and be limited to a single post per person. Inappropriate comments may be removed.

"Inauguration presents Members with an incredible opportunity to engage and facilitate interaction with our constituents," stated Congressman Mike Honda. "I first launched this program in 2009 and the response was overwhelmingly positive; it led to constituent-inspired legislation for me in the 112th Congress. Given the success of that inaugural ticket give-away, I'm consulting my constituents for more creative ideas that can again inspire legislation. Like other Members, I'm offering tickets through a general application, a random lottery and my Facebook page to be as fair and creative as possible and provide everyone an equal chance of receiving tickets. Facebook engages a different demographic of constituents who might not use traditional channels to obtain the news. Constituents should have multiple avenues to share their ideas with their Congressional representative; I look forward to this innovative exchange."

Tickets are non-transferable and only constituents from the new 17th Congressional District of California are eligible. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 3, 2013.

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