Stacks of ballots sit on a brown wood table
Ballots at an election board. Photo courtesy of Joe Hall / Flickr

Everyone asked me if I voted but no one cares whether or not I ate or had a seizure. They tell me to go vote but no one says anything positive or encouraging to motivate me to have a better life. A lot of people are scared of other people they see in the public based on politicians’ threatening and divisive language. 

But politicians only focus on their elections and they lie. When the election is over, most of them seem like they could really care less. But the public still suffers under their actions or inaction. They’ll even take a homeless person’s situation and use it to make themselves look good. 

Marcellus Phillips is an artist and vendor with Street Sense Media.