A very admirable stance by Charles Wood, who recently registered to vote. Mr. Wood is homeless and doesn’t have a permanent address. He doesn’t think his vote will make much difference, stating “the poor are going to get the shaft no matter what …The system doesn’t work for us. But I think voting is still important.”
He was one of several homeless people who have recently registered to vote at an Oklahoma homeless shelter.
Voting is an important experience for people who may otherwise feel voiceless. Those living on the street often have a good ear to what is happening politically and a lot to say about issues such as unemployment, workers’ compensation, and food stamps.