“Jessica Bartholow, a policy advocate at the California-based Western Center on Law and Poverty, said voting is a “cultural experience” often denied homeless people.
“It’s really hard to find a politician to stand beside someone homeless and say, ‘This is our neighbor,’ ” she said.”
“The barriers to homeless people voting nationwide are particularly concerning because many of the issues at stake in this election — health care, affordable housing, wealth equality — are important to poor Americans, said Jessica Bartholow, a policy advocate at the Western Center on Law & Poverty.
“There’s a lot of stake for people who are unhoused right now in the presidential election,” Bartholow, based in California, said. ‘And yet there’s more effort now than ever before to undermine the effort of organizing people who are low-income and homeless.”