October 18, 2012 |
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Cheri Honkala, a veteran Philadelphia antipoverty activist and Green Party vice presidential nominee, was arrested along with her running mate as they tried to enter the debate site Tuesday afternoon. Police said that Honkala and Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential nominee, were charged with disorderly conduct. The Green Party said in a statement that Stein and Honkala were walking with supporters toward the Hofstra University campus when they were met by uniformed police officers.
October 22, 2002 |
Michael Morrill, the Green Party's first gubernatorial candidate to make the Pennsylvania ballot, carries no illusions about how he'll do when the votes come in on Nov. 5. It will be a crushing defeat. But the longtime West Reading community activist has been telling audiences at college campuses and rallies around the state that he will hold a victory party on election night - to celebrate a third party that he believes is coming into its own. "For me, it's not about winning the governor's office," he said.
July 12, 2012
Cheri Honkala, a welfare-rights activist and former candidate for Philadelphia sheriff, was selected as the running mate for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who announced her choice Wednesday. "Ever since deciding to run for president, I've been thinking about who would have the strength and courage to take up this fight with me," Stein said on her campaign website. "Cheri Honkala has shown tremendous perseverance and leadership, despite remarkable odds. Her selflessness and demonstrated capacity to inspire make her the perfect vice presidential candidate to help me reclaim democracy.
August 25, 2006 |
Despite two court setbacks in the last two days, Green Party U.S. Senate candidate Carl Romanelli said yesterday he will continue fighting to appear on the November ballot and expects to prevail. Pennsylvania Democrats - who say Republicans are aiding Romanelli in hopes he will siphon votes from Bob Casey's challenge to Republican Sen. Rick Santorum - have challenged the validity of voter signatures collected by the Green Party. The Democrats hope to prove that the Green Party does not have enough valid signatures for Romanelli to get on the ballot.
August 21, 1996 |
Ralph Nader has joined Bob Dole and Ross Perot as endorsed presidential candidates a week before Bill Clinton makes it a foursome. Waving green-and-white flags resembling U.S. flags, but spotted with sunflowers instead of stars, members of the tiny Green Party gathered here to nominate consumer activist Nader. Nader, 62, responded Monday night with a rambling speech blasting corporate tax breaks and urging the young to get involved in politics. "It's time this country has a political alternative, a progressive mainstream that defends consumers and workers against corporate welfare," Nader told the 350 people at "Green Gathering '96. " They rose to their feet to wave placards and chant "Go Ralph, go!"
June 26, 2000 |
Ralph Nader, for years the grim-faced bearer of warnings to consumers, responded to Green Party delegates who nominated him for president yesterday with the smiling, hand-waving, baby-kissing enthusiasm of a seasoned politician. Nader handily won the party's nomination against two little-known rivals and immediately promised the convention crowd of more than 1,000 that he would wage a competitive fight against the Democratic and Republican candidates. "America wants a change - a change from the dominance of the two major political parties which offer little more than Band-Aids for the nation's problems of health, child poverty, job security and a multitude of other ills that linger from election to election without solution," said Nader, who was also the party's candidate in 1996 but who barely campaigned.
September 8, 2012 |
Jill Stein, a physician and environmental health advocate from Massachusetts, is running for president on the Green Party ticket. One of several third-party contenders, Stein, 62, is on the ballot in 34 states and is seeking ballot status in 15 others (she's a write-in in Georgia). Cheri Honkala, the Philadelphia advocate for the homeless and an antipoverty crusader, is Stein's vice-presidential running mate. Neither Stein, nor Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson have been invited to participate during this season's debates.
August 24, 2012
HARRISBURG - The Green Party has gotten its national ticket onto the Pennsylvania ballot. State elections officials on Thursday approved placing the names of Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala on the ballot as the party's presidential and vice presidential candidates. Stein is a Harvard-educated physician who ran against Mitt Romney for Massachusetts governor in 2002. Honkala is a longtime citizen activist in Philadelphia. Officials approved the party's nomination petitions this month, but paperwork confirming that Stein and Honkala are the candidates was not finalized until Thursday.
July 15, 2012 |
BALTIMORE - A doctor who ran against Mitt Romney for Massachusetts governor a decade ago won the chance to challenge him again on Saturday, this time as the Green Party's presidential nominee. Jill Stein, an internist from Lexington, Mass., acknowledges that her candidacy is a super long shot. Still, she notes that a growing number of people are expressing frustration with the two major political parties, and she cites the Occupy Wall Street movement as an example of that. "We are in it to win it, but we're also in it to build it, and those are both wins in my book," Stein, 62, said in an interview at the Green Party's convention in Baltimore.
October 9, 2012
Chillin' Wit' is a regular feature of the Daily News spotlighting a name in the news away from the job. SUNDAYS are for laundry in Cheri Honkala's Kensington rowhouse, but this Sunday she's sidetracked, sitting on a comfy red loveseat, chatting with some friends. They're discussing how Honkala, 49, a well-known advocate for the poor and homeless, hopes to become one of the nation's most powerful people next month. She's the Green Party's vice-presidential candidate. "I really need to do laundry," Honkala says, her cellphone ringing constantly.