Emailed to IPR:
ARE YOU READY?
TO BE BOLD!
AND FOLLOW THE WISDOM OF YOUR HEART…
Last February Cheri Honkala held a press conference announcing that she planned to run for Sheriff of Philadelphia with the Green Party. It was quite unconventional that a formerly homeless single mother who has been arrested over 200 times in the past 25 years for her anti-poverty work would seek the office of Sheriff however this move was almost inevitable.
Housing has been at the center of Cheri’s work since she and her nine year old son Mark had to take over an abandoned HUD property in the middle of winter in order to keep from freezing. Today millions of families are living on that same edge.
Philadelphia has been listed as America’s poorest big city and has one of the highest hunger rates in the country. Most people realize that this system has failed yet they still remain on the fence about doing anything about it. The Cheri Honkala for Sheriff of Philadelphia campaign is forcing people off that fence. The interests of the banks, developers, and speculators are in direct opposition with the needs and values of the vast majority of people. We must now decide which we will support.
We have only two weeks left to make history. Cheri Honkala could really win. Voter dissatisfaction with politics and business as usual is at a high. People are ready for change, which is why they support the Occupy Movements. Cheri Honkala is the only true Occupy Candidate. When she’s elected she will effectively support thousands of struggling families to occupy their own homes and that’s something we should all be excited about!
We really need your help these last two weeks. I know you are all very busy and strapped for cash but we really need you to find a way to help Cheri’s campaign before it’s over.
Let’s be honest. Things are getting worse and our economy is being held up by bigger and bigger credit bubbles that keep exploding in our face. We shouldn’t let pass this incredible opportunity to do something real and tangible about it. Please make a financial contribution and ask people you know to visit Cheri’s websitehung and donate. One person who is living out of their car donated $40 to the campaign because they get it. Give what you can and volunteer what you can. Help us cover the polls on November 8th.
Let’s keep families in their homes this winter.
Thank you for your support. We have already made a difference.
Chief of Staff office: 215-923-3747
Cheri Honkala for Sheriff
“Keeping Families in Their Homes”
Thursday, Oct. 27th @ 8PM
Free Concert featuring Open Mike Eagle, J Natural, Has-Lo and Curly Castro (718 Market St.)
Sunday, Oct. 30th @ 2PM
Party/Fundraiser Hosted by the Green Party of Philadelphia (718 Market St.)
Wednesday, Nov. 2nd @ 7PM
Voices from Families in Foreclosure (718 Market St)
Tuesday, Nov. 8th
Election Day – A New Sheriff’s in Town!
also Jason’s Birthday;~)