Biography: 

Cheri Honkala, Founder and National Organizer, Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and before that, Kensington Welfare Rights Union. She first gained international fame when she was a homeless mother, breaking into abandoned government-owned houses and occupying them in order to survive. She has traveled internationally to meet with peasant and poor people’s movements and ran for Vice President of the U.S. with the Green Party in 2012. She also works a UPS warehouse graveyard shift and is active in Teamsters Local #623LivesMatter. Cheri is a founding general in the Poor People’s Army