Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rally for DC Voting Rights at the Denver Mint

In 2008, the U.S. Mint denied the DC Government's request to print "Taxation Without Representation" on the DC quarter.

Well, let's just say that didn't go over so well. Six months of pent-up frustration at this additional insult to DC residents came spilling out this morning in front of the Denver Mint.

(Councilmembers Jack Evans, Muriel Bowser, and Chairman Vincent Gray in front of the U.S. Mint)

Approximately 150 DC voting rights supporters, DC delegates, and elected officals said their 25 cents at the corner of Cherokee & Colfax streets. Cars passing by honked and a number of pedestrians received wooden nickels which explained that American democracy isn't worth more than a wooden nickel without a vote in Congress.

(A portion of the crowd at the mint)

The photos tell the story better than words.

(Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Councilmember Jack Evans, Council Chairman Vincent Gray, and Mayor Adrian Fenty)

(John Capozzi bringing the passion at the Mint)

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