Monday, September 10, 2007

Homeless Out to Vote

Last Friday, Former Vice Mayor Gentry announced “the homeless have had an impact in the election this year and we expect them to do it again on Tuesday.” The Nashville Homeless Power Project will have 3 vans and 2 cars crisscrossing the city throughout election day to find homeless people and bring them to the polls to vote. John Zirker, Power Project President Shares: “We don’t tell our members who to vote for but we provide the opportunities, the voter education that will help them decide. Many of our members were at the three different Mayoral Candidate Forums that we hosted or have heard about the results from other homeless people on the street. Our message to the next Mayor is that not only do we count, but we vote.”
Meanwhile, the issue of homelessness has been brought to the forefront during other Mayoral Candidates Forums as well. Among those also addressing homelessness were
Urban League’s Young Black Professionals Forum,Village Church’s Forum held on Sunday, September 9th, 2007 and the Channel 5 Mayoral Candidates Forum.


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