Hello Fellow Supporters,
For the next 29 days, Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign is trying to raise $5,000! We are a grassroots organization that is committed to uniting the poor across color lines as the leadership base for a broad movement to abolish poverty everywhere and forever.
Cheri Honkala: The co- founder and national coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and vice president of the Green Shadow Cabinet. Cheri is nationally and internationally respected for her anti-poverty work. Honoring the legacy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign of 1967-68 Cheri inspires a new generation of leaders working to end poverty.
In this exclusive interview, Dennis Trainor, Jr. and Cheri Honkala discuss the Earth Day to May Day Climate Convergence, the U.S. Social Forum, and what motivates a life of social justice organizing.
Cheri Honkala of the Poor Peoples Economic Campaign and Vice President of the Green Shadow Cabinet joins the host Dennis Trainor, Jr. and the Resistance Report panel (Nicole Carty (The Other 98%), Julianna Forlano (Absurdity Today) and Joel Northam (Acronym TV Contributor) – to discuss the jobs crisis in the United States, the perpetually underemployed, and the impact of a raise in the minimum wage versus a policy that guaranteed an income for all.
The 16th Homelessness Marathon will originate from Brattleboro, VT on the night of Wednesday, February 19th featuring our very own, Cheri Honkala at 12am (Midnight).
The US Social Forum taking place in Philadelphia summer of 2015 is a convergence driven by the understanding that people’s movements are what create social change. It is an opportunity for regional and issue-specific social justice projects to work towards broader unity. The goal is to map out action plans for a cohesive movement and organize to be on the offense against all forms of oppression.
The USSF is the next most important step in our struggle to build a powerful and inclusive movement that transforms this country and the world. We will reach far and near to lift up our people so that they can be heard and know they are not alone. Through learning together we will tear down divisions and put into practice the idea that ‘Your Fight Is My Fight’.
On Saturday Feb. 8th we had a successful Meet & Greet for the USSF in collaboration with Asian Americans United. We had about 50 organization representatives at the meeting who signed up for various working groups in order to support the USSF. These working groups were: Communications & Technology, Outreach, Arts & Culture, and Fund Development. Some of the representatives included: West Kensington Ministry, Neighborhood Networks, Decarcerate, Intentional Faith Community, The Green Party, Asian Americans United, Students from University of Pennsylvania & Temple, Environmental Justice, as well as concerned citizens.
Only hours before Paul Ryan and Patty Murray announced that they reached a two year budget agreement (The BiPartisan Budget Act of 2013), representatives from a broad coalition demanding a budget that would cut military expenditures in order to increase funding for a wide range of domestic programs called on Congressional leaders to craft a budget for people, peace and the planet.
Below is video of the World Court of Women on Poverty from October 18-20, 2013 in Philadelphia. Please check back as more video will be posted in the coming weeks.