Cheri Honkala

Green Party candidate for State Representative, District 197

Cheri-Honkala.jpgCheri Honkala, long time Philadelphia resident and local and international human rights advocate, is seeking the office of State Representative of District 197 in the March 21, 2017 Special Election.

The seat is vacant following the recent resignation of former State Representative Leslie Acosta. For nearly thirty years, Cheri has been a committed and tireless crusader on behalf of Philadelphians experiencing homelessness, poverty, and extreme poverty as in District 197 where many struggle to get by on less than $2 a day. In addition to housing rights, Cheri advocates for health care, education, and jobs for all, the repeal of mass incarceration and the war on drugs, protecting immigrants, and examining and addressing environmental factors that lead to asthma and other health issues.

Cheri is co-founder of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and co-founder of and National Coordinator of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign. As a State Legislator in Harrisburg, Cheri will continue to advocate for fight the dignity and basic human rights of each of her constituents in District 197.

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The election date is March 21, 2017