Friday, October 7, 2011

Cheri Honkala for Sheriff

Via the good Facebook wall of the Western Regional Advocacy Project, here's news that Cheri Honkala is running for sheriff of Philadelphia on a pledge to freeze evictions.

She is a brave poverty-rights organizer and apparently a hell of a human being. Also I can vouch that she does not suffer fools gladly because many years ago I was appallingly late to pick her up at the airport for an appearance in San Francisco. She's one of the good kind of welfare rights advocates, the kind who doesn't line up alongside the local semiliberal bureaucrats to defend the existing welfare system just because some conservative greedhead wants to make it even worse instead of better.

So, yes, Cheri for Sheriff. If she doesn't win at least she'll make some people think.

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