Saturday, January 3, 2009

18 Days - Preparations in Washington D.C. continue for the January 20th inauguration

Preparations in Washington D.C. continue for the January 20th inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden. This promises to be one of the most open and accessible presidential inaugurations in history, with the entire length of the National Mall opened to the public.

On Tuesday, David Plouffe announced that 10 supporters and their guests will be selected to join the Inaugural. Unlike past inaugurations, this year's event will not be paid for by Washington lobbyists and corporations. This inauguration, like the campaign the preceded it, has been funded by ordinary people giving what they can. There is still time to make a donation. You and a guest could receive tickets to this historic moment.

An event of this magnitude requires the help of thousands of dedicated volunteers. If you're interested in volunteering to help with the Inaugural events, the deadline to apply is tonight (Friday) at midnight.

You can follow the preparations and the build-up to the January 20th Inauguration at pic2009.org.

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