The District-owned light poles in front of the Senate and House office buildings provide an excellent venue to remind Congressmen daily of the continued injustice the capital’s residents face.

Several DC councilmembers have taken to sitting down on Constitution Avenue by the Capitol to protest the District’s colonial status, but the issue requires a broader, full-time campaign.

I’d suggest putting the above imagery on banners attached to street lamps on streets surrounding the Capitol and Congressional office buildings on Capitol Hill.

Actual face-to-face lobbying is important and is something the District has woefully neglected. However, a graphic campaign on the street lamps near the Capitol — and elsewhere throughout the District — can force the issue in Congress’s face every day.

This particular graphic is subtle enough to force anyone who views it to think about it for moment. Suddenly, the inequity becomes clear.

Eric Fidler has lived in DC and suburban Maryland his entire life. He likes long walks along the Potomac and considers the L’Enfant Plan an elegant work of art. He also blogs at Left for LeDroit, LeDroit Park’s (only) blog of record.