2006 Voter Rights and Registration Packet
Each election, low income and homeless individuals vote at a
lower rate than people with higher incomes despite the fact that many policy
decisions directly impact people who are economically disadvantaged.
like raising the minimum wage and funding social welfare and housing programs
are being debated in the U.S. Congress and in communities around the country.
In order for our government to truly represent the people, citizens must vote -
especially those who are economically disadvantaged.
This manual promotes voting access for low income and
homeless persons to ensure that people who are economically disadvantaged
maintain an active role and voice in shaping their future. The manual provides
ideas to help overcome the many obstacles that prevent homeless people from becoming active voters and outlines strategies to
register, educate, and mobilize voters.