San Francisco’s homeless population can vote, even without a fixed address, announced advocates for the homeless who on Thursday gathered at the intersection of Division Street and Trainor -- a narrow alleyway behind Rainbow Grocery that is lined with tents.
“Our goal is to tell folks, if you want to vote, look at that street corner right there, that’s your address, that’s your voting right,” said Vivian Thorp, legal advocate with the Homeless Action Center in Berkeley.
The advocates, representing Poor Magazine/Decolonize Academy and the Justice for Luis Gongora Pat Coalition, set up a tent at the corner of the alleyway -- symbolizing a voter registration booth -- and then made their way from tent to tent with registration forms.
While informing the Trainor Street tent encampment residents of their right, the advocates also campaigned against Propositions Q and R -- two measures on the November ballot that they say could prove harmful to the campers.
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