We do not seek pity. We seek power that ends human rights conditions threatening all people. Violations of economic human rights deny the birthright to Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness reads the mission of the organization founded by Cheri Honkala.The woman chosen for vice president by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has been called “a speaker with a powerful message about ending poverty in America.”
Minnesota-born Pennsylvanian Cheri Honkala is a leading advocate for human rights who speaks worldwide about the struggle against poverty in the United States and the denial of basic economic human rights. She has brought life stories and voices of America’s poor and homeless people to the United Nations Human Rights Commission/Council, to the World Social Forum, and to other international bodies.
In June of 1977, Cheri Honkala and other members of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union organized the “‘March for Our Lives’ from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to United Nations in New York to protest human rights violations in the United States caused by welfare reform.”
In 2011, Honkala was the Green Party candidate for Sheriff of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This coming Saturday, Green Party 2012 presidential candidate Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala are expected to be officially nominated at the Green Party national convention in Baltimore, Maryland.
What is Honkala’s
Poor People’s Economic Rights Campaign?
Declaration of Human Rights
This is not a fight for a bigger handout, but a fight for a realistic opportunity to exist under the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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