San Francisco's homeless vote on Super Tuesday
As Californians vote in the Democratic presidential primary on Super Tuesday, some among the state's homeless population are striving to make their voices heard and their votes count as well. In the Golden State, people experiencing homelessness can...more
The challenges in getting this community to vote are vast, said Ben Lintschinger, advocacy program manager in the Center for Social Justice at the Glide Memorial Methodist Church, a popular church that offers a wide array of services for people...more
A man rides a bike by the Glide Memorial Methodist Church in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco. On any given day, dozens line up at Glide for meals tickets or even to get bed vouchers that they can use at area shelters. Ben Lintschinger said they...more
For Dawna Valdez, 50, voting hasn't been on her mind during the past four years. She gained custody of her two grandchildren in 2015 after her daughter became unwell, Valdez explained, but with only supplemental security income and a diagnosis of...more
Now after six months in her new home, Dawna Valdez said she finally feels settled. And with that, she feels more able to participate in elections. After not voting her entire life, she said she's ready to give it a shot, adding that she never thought...more
Dawna Valdez, who formerly was homeless living in and out of shelters with her two grandchildren, votes for her first time on Super Tuesday, as her grandchild Eli Avalos, 7, sits on her wheelchair at a polling station in the Tenderloin section of San...more
Dawna Valdez, who formerly was homeless living in and out of shelters with her two grandchildren, deposits her ballot after voting for the first time on Super Tuesday at a polling station in the Tenderloin section of San Francisco, California....more
San Francisco is home to an estimated 8,000 people experiencing homelessness, according to the mayor's office. But how many will vote remains unknown. Pictured: A man lays passed out on the sidewalk in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco, February...more
A woman sits with her belongings on the sidewalk in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco, February 28. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
People walk by a homeless person laying on the sidewalk in San Francisco, February 27. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A man walks by the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, where people were lined up for housing vouchers, in the Tenderloin section of San Francisco, February 27. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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