06/15/2012 11:43 am ET

D.C. Flag Day Celebration Celebrates 2nd Year (PHOTOS)

WASHINGTON -- One of the few issues the most District of Columbia residents can rally around is the lack of full and equal voting rights. The residents of the nation's capital have a non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives and no representation in the Senate. Congress has also had a history of meddling in local affairs, from issues like abortion rights to needle exchanges.

Rather than lament that sad reality, a few organizations have decided to turn Flag Day into a rallying cry for D.C. voting rights.

For the second consecutive year DC Vote and L.U.V. DC (Let Us Vote DC) organized a flash mob in Dupont Circle to show off D.C. flag apparel, listen to music and have some speakers rally the like-minded crowd and commuters passing through the circle.

Interactive art from Albus Cavus and speeches from D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) helped make a pleasant early evening of petition signing and temporary tattoos a little more fun.

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Second Annual D.C. Flag Day Celebration