A Channel 2 Action News and Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation found homeless workers paid with City of Atlanta tax dollars, and records show they were paid below minimum wage.
The workers say they spent time cleaning up the district of Atlanta Councilwoman Cleta Winslow while she was running for re-election last year.
“She said, ‘Once I give you this shirt you’ll be part of my campaign and you’ll be working for me,'” Samantha DeLoach told Channel 2 investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer.
DeLoach has been homeless for three years. She says she and a group of friends worked for Winslow cleaning up parts of her district and handing out campaign fliers.
Last August, Winslow’s opponent Torry Lewis recorded cellphone video showing Brandon Carter and Lyndell Banks wearing the same Winslow T-shirts DeLoach described.