Green VP Candidate and Homeless Advocate Cheri Honkala Hits Bay Area Circuit

Green VP Candidate and Homeless Advocate Cheri Honkala Hits Bay Area Circuit: San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco and Berkeley 

Green Party Vice Presidential candidate and Homeless Advocate will be in the Bay Area this weekend from Sunday October 21 to Monday October 22nd. She will be participating at events in the community and at a community college in various parts of the Region.

WHEN: Sunday and Monday October 21st and 22nd
WHERE: Silicon Valley De-Bug, Da Anza College, Youth Uprising, Kahlil for Mayor Headquarters
WHO: Cheri Honkala, Green Party VP candidate and the National Coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign

SUNDAY: Cheri Honkala will be at Silicon Valley De-Bug (http://www.siliconvalleydebug.com) in San Jose from 6pm-9pm. She will be joined by Hip Hop artists and community educators DLabrie (http://www.dlabrie.com) and Rahman Jamaal of Rondavoux Records, and the Metfizix.

MONDAY: Cheri Honkala will start the day at De Anza college in Cupertino where she will be speaking at a really for Voter Awareness month. Following this, she will be in Oakland at the screening of Brooklyn Castle being hosted by the Hip Hop Chess Federation and Youth Uprising in Oakland from 4 – 5 pm. She will then be participating on a panel discussion in San Francisco hosted by Davey D at a location yet to be determined. Cheri will be concluding her trip in Berkeley at the headquarters of Green Mayoral Candidate and founder of UC Berkley students for Hip Hop, Kahlil Jacobs Fantauzzi from 7pm-9:30 pm.

Honkala is National Coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, one of the country’s largest multi-racial, inter-generational movements led by the poor and homeless. Compelled by her own experience as a homeless, single mom, Honkala has spent nearly three decades working directly alongside the poor to build the movement to end poverty, and has organized tens of thousands of people to take action via marches, demonstrations and tent cities.

You can get all the information on the tour at http://www.jillstein.org

CONTACT:
Shamako Noble, Racial and Economic Justice Organizer 408-624-2999, shamakonoblemusic [at] gmail.com
http://www.dlabrie.com/

Jill Stein, Cheri Honkala arrested at tonight’s debate!

(HEMPSTEAD, NY) – Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the Green presidential and vice-presidential nominees, were just now forcibly prevented from entering the grounds of tonight’s presidential debate organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).

Watch the video here.

Dr. Stein and Ms. Honkala will appear on 85% of ballots on Election Day, and recently polled 2-3% in four consecutive national polls. The Federal government recognizes Jill Stein as a qualified presidential candidate, having approved her campaign for federal matching funds. Yet the two women were arrested by local police when they tried to enter the grounds of Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York, where the debate is scheduled to take place. They are currently still in police custody.

Dr. Stein and Ms. Honkala walked with supporters toward the Hofstra campus at 2:00pm EST today. There they were met by three ranks of police officers in uniform and plainclothes. At this point, the Green Party candidates held an impromptu press conference in which Dr. Stein called the CPD debate a “mockumentary,” saying that, “We are here to bring the courage of those excluded from our politics to this mock debate, this mockery of democracy.”

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Bill Moyers Hosts Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala!

Moyers & Company Full Show: Challenging Power, Changing Politics

September 7, 2012

Bill discusses the power of independent thinking with Senator Bernie Sanders and Green Party candidates Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala.

You can also watch Bill’s other discussions with Jill and Cheri:

Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala on Third Party Politics
by BillMoyers.com, http://vimeo.com/49005697

Bill talks to Green Party presidential and vice presidential candidates Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala about what they’ve learned about American politics. Stein graduated from Harvard Medical School to become an internist specializing in environmental health. She was a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate in 2002, co-founded the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities in 2003, and represented the Green-Rainbow Party in state races in 2004 and 2006. Honkala is an anti-poverty activist and community organizer who co-founded the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. A formerly homeless single mother, Honkala became the first woman ever to run for Sheriff of Philadelphia in 2011.

Also watch: Jill Stein on Organic Food

Jill Stein & Cheri Honkala Arrested!

On August 1 2012, Jill Stein and her running mate Cheri Honkala were arrested during a sit-in at a Philadelphia bank to protest housing foreclosures on behalf of several city residents struggling to keep their homes.  Photos: l Matt Moore
Matt Moore's photo: Police escort Green Party 2012 presidential nominee Jill Stein after she was arrested at a sit-in in Philadelphia Wednesday.

August 1, 2012Police escort Green Party 2012 presidential nominee Jill Stein after she was arrested at a sit-in in Philadelphia Wednesday.

Matt Moore's photo: Green Party vice presidential nominee Cheri Honkala hugs her son as she's taken away by police after being arrested at a sit-in Wednesday in downtown Philadelphia.

Green Party vice presidential nominee Cheri Honkala hugs her son as she’s taken away by police after being arrested at a sit-in Wednesday in downtown Philadelphia.

Stein said — before she was led away — that she had never been arrested before, but that people need to fight back against “a political system bought and paid for by Wall Street.” – Kathy Matheson, AP reporter

Jill Stein Arrested: Green Party Nominee Faces Charges After Bank Protest

Huffington Post - ‎3 minutes ago‎
FILE – In this Oct. 24, 2011 file photo, Jill Stein of Lexington, Mass. speaks during a news conference outside the Statehouse in Boston. Stein, a Massachusetts doctor who ran against Mitt Romney for governor a decade ago is poised to challenge him

Green Party nominee Jill Stein arrested in Philly bank sit-in

Boston Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎

By AP PHILADELPHIA — Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, her running mate and three others have been arrested amid a sit-in at a downtown Philadelphia bank over housing foreclosures. About 50 Green Party supporters hoped to protest today at

Green Party nominee, running-mate arrested in Philadelphia bank sit-in

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
PHILADELPHIA – Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and her running mate have been arrested at a sit-in at a Philadelphia bank over housing foreclosures. The arrests came after about 50 party supporters staged a protest Wednesday against Fannie

Running mate revealed: Green Party running mate, that is

US Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein(L) embraces Cheri Honkala after announcing her as the Green Party vice-presidential choice during a press conference July 11, 2012, in Washington, DC. The Green Party will hold their national convention July 12-15, 2012, in Baltimore, Maryland.

(Credit: AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards )

(CBS News) On the day before the Green Party’s presidential nominating convention, presidential candidate Jill Stein revealed her running mate to CBS News exclusively: homeless activist Cheri Honkala.

“She leads one of the country’s largest multiracial, intergenerational movements led by people in poverty, fighting poverty, homelessness and foreclosures,” Stein told CBS news. Honkala, a mother of two, and the national coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, spent some of her days homeless. She ran for sheriff of Philadelphia on the Green Party line in 2011 and based her campaign on a platform of halting evictions.

Stein, who defeated comedian Roseanne Barr for the Green Party’s nod, will be officially nominated at the party’s national convention in Baltimore, which begins Thursday. Stein, a physician, is from Massachusetts and has launched two unsuccessful bids for governor there, including against Mitt Romney in 2002.

CONTINUED at CBS News here