Immigration, equality top political issues at Pier 39

SAN FRANCISCO — The Teen Observer asked people at Pier 39 in San Francisco on Monday to write down the most important issue to them in the 2016 Presidential Election. Answers ranged from education to immigration and the war on drugs.

environment

Bay area resident Chris Whitlock prioritizes the environment. He said, “some people are saying that it’s too late, but if our lives are in jeopardy, it’s the most important thing.” Photo by Victoria Shirley

 

 

 

 

 

equal rights

Dani Whitlock spoke to how equality is important for all, mentioning the LGBT community, women and minorities. She said, “We should be leveling the playing field, not sweeping this under the rug.” Photo by Victoria Shirley

 

Alper Sengul, a Turkish airline pilot, is not an American citizen but he keeps track of the election by "following the stupid things 'The Donald' is doing." He is passionate about foreign relations and education. Photo by Victoria Shirley

Alper Sengul, a Turkish airline pilot, is not an American citizen but he keeps track of the election by “following the stupid things ‘The Donald’ is doing.” He is passionate about foreign relations and education. Photo by Victoria Shirley

 

Pheobe Marsh, 18, feels strongly about the war on drugs and is a proponent of legalizing recreational drugs. She said, "I believe it should be legal...What they're doing is ridiculous." Photo by Victoria Shirley

Pheobe Marsh, 18, feels strongly about the war on drugs and is a proponent of legalizing recreational drugs. She said, “I believe it should be legal…What they’re doing is ridiculous.” Photo by Victoria Shirley

 

Danica Sheets says that immigration rights is the most important issue to her. She said, "Immigration into society is important. It shouldn't be a 'you're in the shadows' kind of thing." Photo by Victoria Shirley

Danica Sheets says that immigration rights are the most important issue to her. She said, “Integration into society is important. It shouldn’t be a ‘you’re in the shadows’ kind of thing.” Photo by Victoria Shirley