CBS Exclusive: Cheri Honkala to Run as Green Party VP
July 11, 2012 in Presidential Campaign
CBS News reports this morning that Dr. Jill Stein has asked Cheri Honkala to be her running mate this fall in the Presidential race:
(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.
The CBS “Political Hotsheet” article follows the scoop with an interview with Jill Stein.