September 2, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2015               
CONTACT: Marc Cevasco | | 202-225-3976

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D – Los Angeles) announced that his office will conduct a public lottery to distribute tickets to see His Holiness Pope Francis during his visit to Washington, D.C. later this month.

“On Thursday, September 24, 2015, His Holiness Pope Francis of the Holy See, will address a Joint Meeting of Congress in the Hall of the House of Representatives. This historic event will be among several stops Pope Francis will make while on his six-day tour of the United States. As a Member of the United States House of Representatives, I have received a limited number of tickets for constituents to stand and view the televised speech on jumbotrons on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Pope Francis’s visit will mark an important moment not only for Catholics but for all Americans, which is why I will be holding a lottery to distribute these tickets to constituents.”

Residents of California’s 33rd Congressional District interested in entering the lottery will need to fill out and submit this form. Due to the limited number of tickets, winners may request no more than four tickets each, with one entry per person.  Tickets must be picked up in person with a photo ID and signed for in our Washington D.C. office before the event, and pursuant to House rules may not be redistributed or sold for any reason. For security reasons, Rep. Lieu’s office will be unable to mail tickets to constituents or make any other special arrangements. Travel and accommodations will be at the winners’ expense.

The deadline to enter is Tuesday, September 8 at 10AM Pacific Time. Winners of the lottery will be drawn and contacted directly with further instructions by Wednesday, September 9. For questions regarding the lottery, please contact the DC office at 202-225-3976.

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