In the last few weeks on our blog and on Weekend Edition, we've asked you to let us know if you're attending the inauguration. 17-year-old Alyssa Roberts wrote in to tell us that she would be flying in from Colorado with her friend Olivia Rudeen. Together, the two started a Students for Obama Club in their Centennial, Colorado high school and even produced a video encouraging their fellow students to ask their parents to vote early.
The video features Jeff Tweedy from the band Wilco and Jonny 5 from The Flobots. It also featured big names in politics, including Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and Senator Mark Udall, who has now made their trip possible, by giving Ms. Roberts and Rudeen two tickets for the inauguration.
Alyssa and Olivia plan to send us more videos during their visit to Washington D.C. so check back here in the next few days.