Obama inauguration ticket request process announced

Barack Obama takes the oath of office Jan. 20, 2009, as his wife, Michelle, holds the Lincoln Bible and daughters Sasha, right and Malia, watch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.  (Chuck Kennedy, pool via AP)

Barack Obama takes the oath of office Jan. 20, 2009, as his wife, Michelle, holds the Lincoln Bible and daughters Sasha, right and Malia, watch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Tickets for Obama's second, smaller inauguration are available through Rep. Raul Ruiz's office. (Chuck Kennedy, pool via AP)

The Palm Springs High School band has been invited to march in Barack Obama’s second inaugural parade, and Bill Clinton will be heading to the inauguration from the Humana Challenge since he’s chairiman of the event.

Want to join them for the festivities Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C.? Rep. Raul Ruiz, a Palm Desert Democrat who represents the Coachella Valley, has announced how his constituents can request inauguration tickets.

Ruiz’s office asked anyone wanting tickets — limited to two per person — to email CA36.Inauguration@mail.house.gov by Thursday with this information:
• Name
• Address
• Phone number
• Number of tickets requested

Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the congressman’s office.

Information: (202) 225-5330