Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced a random-selection lottery for a limited number of tickets to attend an address by His Holiness Pope Francis before a joint session of the United States Congress on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Only constituents from California’s 26th Congressional District may participate in the lottery. Ticket holders will be able to view the address from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol via televised broadcast.

“I am very excited to be able to extend to my constituents the opportunity to participate in Pope Francis’s historic visit,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “While not all who request a ticket will receive one, I am committed to accommodating as many constituents as possible.”

To participate, residents of California’s 26th Congressional District can fill out an online form, or call Congresswoman Brownley’s D.C. office at (202) 225-5811, by September 10, 2015. There is only one entry per person and each entry will be for two tickets. Tickets provide admission to the West Lawn for the simulcast of Pope Francis’s address. Congresswoman Brownley’s office will inform those who are selected by September 12, 2015. The complete rules of the lottery can be found with the online form to participate.