"The Give Me A Vote Project's vision is to put a spotlight on the struggle for DC voting rights with public art that inspires discourse on democracy. Give Me a Vote! is a creation of Albus Cavus and DC Vote. For more information on DC voting rights visit http://GiveMeAVote.org
Artist collective Albus Cavus brings attention to community issues in urban areas through artistic and educational projects in public spaces. In Washington, DC their portfolio includes "The Watcher" mural, "Seasons in the City" mural and "From Edgewood to the Edge of the World", the largest mural in the District Columbia. The artists also promote their approach to issues related to public space and urban communities through a series of hands-on workshops and lectures. [More info...]
Founded in 1998, DC Vote is an award-winning organization dedicated to securing full voting representation in Congress and full democracy for the more than half a million residents of the District of Columbia. While DC residents have an elected mayor and city council, all locally passed laws and the local budget must be sent to Congress for review and approval. In many cases, Congress overrules decisions of the local government. DC Vote is working to end this injustice and to protect DC's local democracy."