Cheri Honkala y el Partido Verde de Pensilvania Esperan Fallo de la Corte Suprema Sobre Su Apelación Sobre su Derecho A Postularse Como Candidata para el Distrito Estatal 197

Cheri Honkala y el Partido Verde de Pensilvania Esperan Fallo de la Corte Suprema Sobre Su Apelación Sobre su Derecho A Postularse Como Candidata para el Distrito Estatal 197

“Honkala dice que el Distrito Ya No Aguanta Otro Político Corrupto”

El 15 de Febrero la Corte del Commonwealth de Pensilvania emitió un fallo rechazando la petición de Mandamus del Partido Verde de Pensilvania y su candidata, Cheri Honkala. La petición legal reclamaba a la corte que aceptara los papeles de nominación de Cheri para que su nombre apareciera como candidata del Partido Verde en la elección es- pecial pautada para el 21 de marzo. A través de esta elección se pretende llenar la vacante que dejo Leslie Acosta como Representante del Distrito Estatal 197 de Pennsylvania. El Partido Verde de Pensilvania y Cheri Honkala han apelado esta decisión. 

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Cheri Honkala and Green Party of Pennsylvania Vow to Appeal Court Ruling and to Continue Campaign for State Representative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Cheri Honkala and Green Party of Pennsylvania Vow to Appeal Court Ruling and to Continue Campaign for State Representative

Honkala argues that the 197th District Cannot Afford Another Corrupt Politician; Needs an Advocate who Lives in the District and Fights for Their Interests.

Today, February 15, the Commonwealth Court ruled to not accept the Petition for Writ of Mandamus placed by the Green Party of Pennsylvania and Cheri Honkala. The Writ was to compel the state to accept Cheri’s nomination papers and place her name on the Green Party ballot line for the special election to be held on March 21 to replace Leslie Acosta as Representative of Pennsylvania House District 197.

The Green Party of Pennsylvania and Cheri Honkala will appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court tomorrow morning. “We will file an appeal to the state Supreme Court,” said lawyer Samuel Stretton. “This decision ignores the fact that the Green Party is entitled to have a candidate on the ballot. The endorsed Green Party candidate is Cheri Honkala. This is not a situation like a primary election where multiple people are allowed to run in a party primary. The election code allows individual parties to nominate someone as their candidate.” Stretton continued, “This is classic First Amendment freedom of speech and association violated. The Green Party is being denied their choice while the Democratic and Republican parties are allowed to have their choice. The voters’ right to vote is being violated.”

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Cheri Honkala announces candidacy, 1/28, 10:00 am

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Cheri Honkala Announces Candidacy Before Mural of Former Senator Roxanne Jones

WHAT: On Tuesday, March 21st there will be a special election to replace Leslie Acosta as Representative of Pennsylvania House District 197. On Saturday, January 28, Cheri Honkala will officially announce her decision to run as the Green Party candidate for this seat with tremendous support and excitement from the local and larger community.

WHO: Cheri Honkala, American anti-poverty advocate, co-founder of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union (KWRU), co-founder and National Coordinator of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign. 

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