‘Every time they want votes, they look to Latinos, but when they get our vote, they push us aside.’

Miguel Roman poses for a photo outside of Julia de Burgos Elementary School on November 3, 2020. (Photo by Erin Blewett)

Miguel Roman

Age: 40
Neighborhood: Kensington

Why are you not voting?

I’m not voting this year because Joe Biden already had 40 years to do something and never did anything. What makes him think he can do anything for me now? Every time they want votes, they look to Latinos, but when they get our vote, they push us aside. That’s one of the reasons I don’t want to vote for Joe Biden. Donald Trump? No, I don’t want him either. Why? He’s a racist and I don’t go with that.

What presidential platform policies or issues are most important to you?

My issues right now are that people don’t even have enough money to support themselves. Look at us, we’re going through hell. Now, COVID-19 and people are rioting in the city. Why are you coming into our community and breaking our neighborhood?


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