January 7, 2012

Cheri Honkala - The People's Sheriff

Cheri Honkala to build the Philadelphia chapter of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign. Cheri is working with several families fighting to stay in their homes. She continues to give educational talks and workshops on housing takeovers and organizing against poverty. In the spring PPEHRC will re-establish an urban farm in Kensington to provide food, initiate a time bank to help provide much needed tutoring and day care, and continue to build a multiracial intergenerational movement against poverty.

For over 25 years Cheri has been a leading figure nationwide in fighting poverty. Here's a video of her work from 2007



Cheri needs our help right now and on January 12th is her birthday and for a gift she is asking folks to make a financial contribution to the Philadelphia chapter of PPEHRC. The money will immediately go towards; rent at the new office, Cheri's cell phone bill (Cheri's phone is pretty much a hotline for hundreds if not thousands of struggling people in Philadelphia and across the country), Cheri's court fines (from her arrest last month), and other daily costs associated with running PPEHRC.

Let's honor Cheri and her tireless work against poverty by helping to sustain it.

To make a tax-deductable donation to PPEHRC make a check payable to "Liberty Resources" and in the subject line write PPEHRC donation. Send it to 174 W. Diamond St., Philadelphia, PA 19122

PPHERC's website is http://www.economichumanrights.org/ and is presently being redesigned.

Do some research on Cheri. You'll be blown away. There's a really great book called "The Myth of the Welfare Queen" that reveals what she's about.

And help spread the word if you feel so inclined.