Tag Archives: homeless

Libertarians hold sit-in to help defeat Madison, WI proposal to prohibit sitting in public for too long

On Tuesday, the Madison City Council was due to vote on a proposal from Mayor Paul Soglin, that would limit use of public benches downtown to one hour and prohibit people from lying on benches, public sidewalks or right-of-ways for most of the day and night. This was part of a broader effort by the Mayor to drive the homeless out of downtown Madison.… Read more ...

Cheri Honkala: Occupy Homes! – A Sheriff to Protect People Over Banks

Emailed to IPR:

Dear Independent,

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.… Read more ...

Green candidate for Sheriff of Philadelphia, Cheri Honkala, part of successful coalition against anti-homeless bill

From Philadelphia Weekly:

Several area groups, including Project H.O.M.E. and the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign [which Honkala helped to found and organizes – RL] came to Dilworth Plaza today to protest Bill 110386. The bill, introduced by outgoing Councilman Frank DiCicco, would amend Philadelphia code pertaining to sidewalk behavior, allowing police to “cite or remove persons who are homeless without the currently mandated system of warnings and engagement with an Outreach Team.”

Speakers including Sister Mary Scullion of Project H.O.M.E., Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Green Party Sheriff candidate Cheri Honkala, spoke mic-less to a crowd of about 80.

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Update on Cheri Honkala’s Green campaign for Sheriff of Philadelphia

The Green Party of Philadelphia’s candidate for Sheriff, long-time activist Cheri Honkala, recently opened an official campaign office.  Other news from the campaign is also below the fold, including a protest against the current Sheriff of Philadelphia resuming sheriff’s sales.

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Libertarian Party blog: Bumbling Omaha Mayor Attempts Chicago-Style Politics as Recall Election Looms

Randy Eshelman at LP blog:

The latest blunder in a string of blunders by Omaha Mayor Jim “I’m not subtle about Omaha” Suttle and his “Forward Omaha” lackeys may impact local charities that help the homeless. Fears are rising that donations to homeless shelters will dry-up if Omaha citizens blame charities for the Mayor’s attempt to bus, then allegedly pay homeless persons to vote early in the recall election.… Read more ...

Starchild quoted in NY Times on criminalizing resting on sidewalks: ‘It could be your freedom that goes next’

Story By JESSE McKINLEY in The NY Times. H/T Starchild in comments on a previous post.
Starchild is a Libertarian Party activist.



SAN FRANCISCO — Starchild, a self-described sex worker and a candidate for San Francisco supervisor, says there is absolutely no reason that his beloved city needs any more rules.… Read more ...

PSL: One million reasons capitalism has to go

Posted at PSLweb.org:

PSL Editorial

School districts across the country are reporting 75 to 100 percent increases in the number of enrolled schoolchildren experiencing homelessness from only two years ago. The number of homeless schoolchildren nationwide has surpassed 1 million, according to the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.… Read more ...