[NEWS] This coalition is helping marginalized populations make it to the polls
With rumors looming of planned voter suppression and intimidation on Election Day, many Philadelphians are anxious about casting their ballots. But for people who are homeless, formerly incarcerated or disabled, voting can routinely be a laborious process.
That’s why Vote for Homes, a nonpartisan coalition that advocates for these marginalized groups, is training volunteers to assist and help transport registered voters to the polls on Tuesday. All trainings have taken place at homeless services nonprofit Project HOME, the fiscal sponsor of the coalition.
“Not all eligible voters, including poll workers, are fully aware of all of Pennsylvania’s voting rules,” said Project HOME’s director of advocacy and public policy, Jennine Miller. “And so it is our job to help voters when needed and inform them of their rights.”