Saturday, December 6, 2008

Homeless Voters

"A judge in Ohio ruled that homeless people could use a park bench as their address in order to register to vote." Nancy Gibbs, from Time Magazine Nov. 17, 2008 commemorative Issue

Homeless in Long Beach can use service agencies addresses to register to vote. They also use the address to receive mail and when applying for jobs. Members can give perspective employers their Village contact's ext. and the contact will relay messages. Nice to know, though, the Ohio judge considers homeless people citizens with the right to participate in the government, of, for and by the people.

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