Home | Support ADA | Contact

Inaugural Celebration Breakfast

Join with Americans for Democratic Action to celebrate the historic inauguration of Barack Obama

Register Below

ADA will host an Inauguration Day breakfast from 8-10am

Hyatt Capitol Hill 400 New Jersey Avenue  Washington, DC 20001

Special Guests will include:

  • Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
  • Representative Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
  • Representative Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
  • Professor James K. Galbraith - Professor Galbraith will be signing his book, Predator State

At 10am, ADA members will meet in front of the hotel and walk together to the National Mall to witness first hand this historic inauguration.

There have been many warnings about the difficulty of travel in Washington , D.C.   It is important to heed these warnings.

Because of these warnings, Members of Congress are as uncertain as the rest of us about travel on Inauguration Day, but they expect to get to the event early.  We expect most or all Members of Congress to appear and speak between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM.  If you wish to hear them, plan to get there early.

The following are suggestions for getting to the Hyatt Capitol Hill and around Washington:

1.  Under no circumstances should you drive.  Much of downtown DC is blocked off for the duration of the inauguration and the parade and most of the bridges from Virginia are closed to vehicular traffic.

2.  Walking is the best bet if you are staying close to Union Station.

3.  Metro is the next best bet, but still might be difficult.  The Metro is expected to be busy as well.  Some practical Metro suggestions:Get on the Metro early.  It opens at 4:00 AM, getting on by 6:30 AM is probably a good idea to arrive by 8:00 AM.  If the Metro is really jammed at in-town stops and it is impossible to get on the Metro because of the crowds, take the Metro the reverse direction to the end of the line and then get on subways entering town (it worked during major snow storms in the past).  Union Station on the Red Line is 3 blocks from the Hyatt

4.  Metro is running 23 special rapid bus corridors to carry thousands of people heading to the National Mall on Inauguration Day.

5.  If you are going to attend the inauguration ceremony itself, security checkpoints will open for ticketed guests at 8:00 am and the musical prelude begins at 10 am.  The inauguration committee advises arriving no later than 9 a.m.

Inaugural schedule:
4 a.m. -- Metro opens (at rush-hour service and fare levels).
8 a.m. -- Security gates open for ticketed guests
9 a.m. -- Ceremony gates open.
10 a.m. -- Musical prelude.
11:30 a.m. – Formal inaugural program begins
Noon -- Inaugural address, luncheon for the President and Members of Congress, departure of President Bush and parade.
2:30 – Inaugural parade begins
7 p.m. -- Rush-hour Metro service levels end.
2 a.m. -- Metro closes.

From: January 20, 2009 at 08:00 AM
Until: January 20, 2009 at 10:00 AM
Contact: valeriedj@adaction.org

$100.00  Individual Ticket
$500.00  Friend (includes 2 tickets and name listing)
$1,000.00  Patron (5 tickets, name listing and gift)
$2,009.00  Silver Sponsor (10 tickets, name list and gift)
$5,000.00  Gold Sponsor (15 tickets, name listing and gift)
$10,000.00  Platinum Sponsor (20 tickets, name listing and gift)
$55.00  Student Ticket
  $  Enter multiple ticket purchases here. Individual tickets are $100 each and you must enter the total dollar amount for all tickets in the box.
Which card would you like to use?
  • VISA
  • AMEX
credit card number
*What's This?
Note: Only click this button once, otherwise your transaction may be processed twice