DC Vote to Unveil Political Art Display
Visually Demonstrates Democracy Still Under Construction in America's Capital
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June 29, 2005
Washington, DC - At the "Equal Voting Rights for DC Rally" on Friday, July 1 at 12:00 noon in downtown Washington on Freedom Plaza, DC Vote will unveil a political art display that visually describes DC's denial of a vote in America's democracy.
The political art display, titled "Under Development: Equal Voting Rights for DC," features four old-style voting booths surrounded by chain-link fencing topped with barbed wire and featuring bright yellow and black signs warning "DC Residents Keep Out! By Order of Congress." The art display will take up a 16 foot by 16 foot area with twelve foot long by six foot high fences.
"At a time when America is 'building' democracy around the world, it's ironic that the construction project here in America's capital has been on hold since 1801," said Ilir Zherka, DC Vote's executive director.
DC voting rights supporters are rallying as the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly has its 14th annual meeting from July 1st to July 5th - the first held in the United States. The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will be considering a resolution that calls on the United States government to grant residents of Washington, DC, equal voting rights in Congress in accordance with OSCE human dimension commitments.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Ilir Zherka, DC Vote
Other Pro DC-Democracy Groups
Unveiling Political Art Display, "Under Development: Equal Voting Rights for DC"
July 1, 2005, at 12:00 Noon
Western side of Freedom Plaza at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW