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Cheri Honkala

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Date of Birth January 12, 1963
Age 59 years, 5 months, 1 days
Place of Birth Minneapolis
Country United States
Profession Politician
Horoscope Capricorn

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Cheri Honkala net worth, birthday, age, height, weight, wiki, fact 2020-21! In this article, we will discover how old is Cheri Honkala? Who is Cheri Honkala dating now & how much money does Cheri Honkala have?

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ParentsMaynard Duane Honkala, Minerva Mendez Picache
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsMark Honkala
SpouseNot Known
Children(s)Guillermo Santos, Mark Webber

Cheri Honkala Biography

Cheri Honkala is a famous Politician, who was born on January 12, 1963 in United States. Cheri Honkala was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1963. Her father, Maynard Duane Honkala, was of Finnish ancestry, and her mother had Cheyenne Native American ancestry. She grew up watching her mother suffer from domestic violence. Honkala’s mother quietly endured this abuse for fear of losing her kids. Honkala was removed from the household and spent most of her youth incarcerated in a total of nine youth detention facilities. According to Astrologers, Cheri Honkala's zodiac sign is Capricorn.

In the 1990s, the Television Trust for the Environment, as part of its “Life” series, broadcast on BBC World News a short documentary on Honkala and the KWRU called The Philadelphia Story. In the profile, Honkala talks about gated communities and her complex feelings about the state of the country.

After moving to Philadelphia with her son in the late 1980s, in 1991 Honkala co-founded KWRU, the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, named after the Kensington area in northern Philadelphia, where Honkala lived. She called KWRU a “Philadelphia based interracial organization of welfare recipients and other poor people.” In the winter of 1993, when homeless shelters were full, the organization took over an abandoned Catholic Church to use as a shelter. In late 1994, KWRU broke into and took over vacant HUD homes destined for low-income housing and subsidized rent, although all the inhabitants (which included Honkala herself) were eligible for the housing program under the rules. They chose to ignore the bureaucracy and its delays, particularly the paperwork, paying rent into an escrow account to avoid trespassing charges. This became known as the Underground Railroad Project.

Honkala has been repeatedly and prominently featured in the work of documentary filmmakers Peter Kinoy and Pamela Yates, the latter a co-director of the award-winning film When the Mountains Tremble. Their work with Honkala has included Takeover (1990), a film, financed by Bruce Springsteen (during the making of which they first met Honkala), “about homeless women that was planned as the first in a series on ‘heroes of the new American depression;'” Poverty Outlaw (1997), the story of a homeless woman “who must break the law to survive” and which tells the story of the birth and growth of the KWRU; Outriders (1999), about the New Freedom Bus Tour; and The Battle for Broad (2000), about KWRU’s and PPEHRC’s march during the Republican National Convention in 2000 in Philadelphia. (Living Broke in Broke Times is a compilation film condensing Takeover, Poverty Outlaw and Outriders.)

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Since the mid-1990s Honkala has been extensively documented by photographer Harvey Finkle. A YouTube video was created consisting of many of Finkle’s photos of Honkala and of other poor people. She also wrote the introduction to Finkle’s book of photographs of the urban poor, Urban Nomads: A Poor People’s Movement (1997). One of the last photos taken by the late photographer Richard Avedon (1923–2004) was a portrait of Honkala for the series Democracy 2004, which appeared in an October 2004 issue of The New Yorker magazine.

Cheri Honkala Net Worth

Cheri is one of the richest Politician & listed on most popular Politician. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Cheri Honkala net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

Cheri Honkala Net Worth & Salary
Net Worth$1.5 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomePolitician
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HouseLiving in own house.

Cheri Lynn Honkala (/ˈ ʃ ɛ r i ˈ h ɒ ŋ k ə l ə / ; born January 12, 1963) is an American anti-poverty advocate, co-founder of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union (KWRU) and co-founder and National Coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. She has been a noted advocate for human rights in the United States and internationally. She is the mother of actor Mark Webber.

Since the mid-1990s Honkala has been extensively documented by photographer Harvey Finkle. A YouTube video was created consisting of many of Finkle’s photos of Honkala and of other poor people. She also wrote the introduction to Finkle’s book of photographs of the urban poor, Urban Nomads: A Poor People’s Movement (1997). One of the last photos taken by the late photographer Richard Avedon (1923–2004) was a portrait of Honkala for the series Democracy 2004, which appeared in an October 2004 issue of The New Yorker magazine.

In the late 1990s, Honkala started another nonprofit, the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, of which she became National Coordinator. The PPEHRC represents “a network of over 40 poor people’s organizations from across the U.S.” One commentator has written that the campaign “is the only [national] movement to come out of welfare reform that has been organized by poor people, and not their advocates.”

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Honkala is the mother of the actor and director Mark Webber (born 1980). Webber has supported his mother’s causes in a number of ways, including holding benefit events, such as art auctions, on her behalf.

In the spring of 1994, the Quaker Lace factory (a manufacturer of lace tablecloths) in the Kensington area of Philadelphia burned down, leaving an empty lot. The following summer, Honkala and KWRU constructed a large tent city on the site. Because Philadelphia authorities could not produce documentation establishing who owned the property, it was unable to evict the residents. (Eventually, they were driven out by flooding.) This very public action resulted in a substantial increase in donations to KWRU.

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The organization’s leaders maintained that “some U.S. laws, such as the Welfare Reform Act of 1996, which limits the amount of time a family can receive federal assistance, violate Articles 23, 25 and 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Those articles guarantee, respectively, the right to work for a living wage under humane conditions; the right to adequate food, housing, medical care and social security; and the right to education.”

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Cheri Ranked on the list of most popular Politician. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Cheri Honkala celebrates birthday on January 12 of every year.

This organization was formed in direct response to the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 (also known as the Welfare Reform Act), signed into law by Democratic President Bill Clinton, which she and her allies claim hurts recipients of welfare. The organization’s mission statement reads, “The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign is committed to uniting the poor across color lines as the leadership base for a broad movement to abolish poverty. We work to accomplish this through advancing economic human rights as named in the universal declaration of human rights — such as the rights to food, housing, health, education, communication and a living wage job.”

In October 1996, Honkala, with KWRU, staged a sit-in on the floor of the rotunda of Harrisburg’s capitol building. The organization created a makeshift “city” that it dubbed “Ridgeville” after Republican Governor Tom Ridge, who had slashed social service benefits. Part of the purpose of the protests was to point out to the homeless the opulence of Gov. Ridge’s lifestyle, including the governor’s mansion, supported at state expense. The protest was supported by legislators opposed to the cuts, who bought meals for the protesters.

In April 1997, Honkala was arrested on a charge of “defiant trespassing” for attempting to build shacks for homeless families in Philadelphia on an empty industrial lot, though at the time, the shelter system was full and people were living on the streets.

She was featured prominently in the 1997 book Myth of the Welfare Queen by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Zucchino. In 2011, Honkala was the Green Party candidate for Sheriff of Philadelphia, running on the promise of refusing to evict families from their homes. She was the Green Party’s nominee for vice-president in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

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