Two photographs, two views of equality, one for Washingtonians who seek the ability to have a vote in our democracy, one for all Americans who seek the ability to have a life in our democracy.
The first photograph is one I took, in Washington, DC.
For a description, this is my tattoo that represents where I come from. My name is Jeremy Plesser and I was raised in DC. The top bar is in memory of my childhood friend, Vince Carroll, also a DC native, who passed away in 2007. His favorite band was Pink Floyd so this is “another brick in the wall” with one missing for Vince. The bottom bar is in memory of my father, Ronald Plesser, who passed away in 2004. It has the nautical flags for his initials (RLP)
People who grow up in Washington, DC, have a different civic experience than those of their peers in other states. Their feelings of disenfranchisement are real, their hope to be experience equality are as strong as the human spirit can be.
The second is a photograph that I didn’t take, and it’s not from Washington, DC. It just is.
credit: erin m
In 2012, for the first time, a majority of Americans now support equality.
Same comment about the human spirit.
Love always wins.