Halloween Sign Waving Fun on 10-29-10

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Mahalo to all the volunteers who sign waved in costume on 10/29/10. We sure had a lot of fun, and got into the Halloween spirit!

Thanks to Cathy Outland for, as always, taking excellent photos to memorialize the day. Cathy and her husband Brooks went “all out” with their blow-up duck and sumo costumes, respectively, and their witch and skeleton props. Cathy also lent costumes to several volunteers, donated props and decorations for the Haunted House and Spooktacular party, and helped set up the Haunted House.

Click here or on the following link to view more pictures of the 10/29/10 costume sign waving (photos compliments of Cathy Outland):

Grace ‘Tinky’ Leach Endorses Maile

“Maile is a smart lawyer who has helped many people on the Wai’anae Coast. We need to re-elect her.” – Grace “Tinky” Leach (center), Makaha resident, pictured with grandchildren Thalia and Aiden Magallanes.

Star-Advertiser Endorses Rep. Shimabukuro

[Note: The Star-Advertiser published the following endorsement on 30 Oct. 2010. Click here to read the entire article.]

Smaller-town Values Rise to Top

The Star-Advertiser completes its legislative endorsement series today with a look around the most rural piece of an otherwise urbanized island. It starts with the farmland-turned-subdivisions of Ewa and curves around the Waianae Coast through the North Shore communities – where the “keep the country, country” mantra still resounds.

House District 45 (Waianae, Makaha, Makua): Voters should return Democrat Maile Shimabukuro to the House due to her broad-based experience over Republican competitor Jadeen Meyers. Shimabukuro has pushed for better educational opportunities, such as the planned improvement of the Leeward Community College satellite campus in Waianae, and projects such as turn lanes to alleviate traffic backups on Farrington Highway and enable possible contraflow lanes.

Maile Responds to Questions from The Hawaii Independent

On 30 Oct. 2010, The Hawaii Independent published this interview with Rep. Maile Shimabukuro. Click here for the original article.

Q. Who is your largest campaign contributor?

A. Unions and plaintiff’s attorneys

Q. Where do you stand on civil unions? Would you have voted for House Bill 444? Do you think that the debate over gay marriage contributes to gay bashing in our schools?

A. I support civil unions, and I voted in favor of HB444. Yes.

Q. How, as an elected official, will you support and enforce the existing State laws that protect and nurture the rights of Native Hawaiians?

A. One of my top priorities if re-elected is to renew efforts to place a moratorium on the sale and transfer of ceded and public land. I believe that all public lands should be treated like a trust, similar to how DHHL handles their lands. Long-term leases are fine, but the state should not be allowed to sell/transfer our most precious and finite resource – land.

Q. What kind of tax relief do you support and how else do we lower the cost of living for full time residents?

A. I support establishing a state earned income tax credit for low-income families and individuals.

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Mahalo to 10-28-10 "Wake Up Crew" Sign Wavers!

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Thanks to Cathy Outland for the photos!

Update: Video & Photos: Maile’s Spooktacular 2010!

Click the image to see the video by Don Hutton.

Click here or visit this link to view Spooktacular photos from Cathy Outland: share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AZuWrFi5auGLP


“Mahalo for serving the Wai’anae community all these years. You’re doing an awesome job! We need to keep an experienced representative already serving.”
Berny M Luning, Makaha resident

Mahalo to Oct 25 Sign Wavers!

Photos by Cathy Outland

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Mahalo to Volunteers from 10/21/10 Joint Sign-Waving with Team Abercrombie!

Photos by Cathy Outland

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Maile Works Hard for All of Us!

Please Re-Elect Representative Maile Shimabukuro
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Kaimana Pine Endorses Maile

“Maile’s experience and proven effectiveness has earned my respect and continued support. Special Mahalo to Maile for her hard work helping to clean up Kea`au Beach. It was great working together on that and other projects, and I look forward to further collaborations.”

Kaimana Pine (left), of Wai`anae’s Hale Nalu Surf & Bike, pictured with Maile

Local 5 Endorses Maile

Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees, Local 5, AFL-CIO, endorses Rep. Maile Shimabukuro.

Local 5 has a rich and storied history. Since its beginnings in 1937, Local 5 has worked to improve the quality of life for Hawaii’s hotel workers. It is an impressive record dating back to 1940 when the Moana Surfrider and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel became the first union hotels in Hawaii.

Today, the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees, Local 5, AFL-CIO, is one of the largest and strongest unions in Hawaii. It has brought decent wages, good working conditions, generous benefits, and a high degree of job security and self-respect to its members, who number in excess of 10,000.
[Note: Local 5 also endorsed Maile in 2008.]

National Assoc of Social Workers Endorses Maile

The National Association of Social Workers endorses Rep. Maile Shimabukuro.
(NASW also endorsed Maile in 2008)


Rep. Shimabukuro appointed Art Frank, far left, as the first known deaf quadriplegic co-campaign manager in Hawai`i.


For Immediate Release

Rep. Maile Shimabukuro, 349-3075
Co-Campaign Manager Art Frank, 744-3128
Campaign Volunteer Wai Paaoao, 693-5987

Wai`anae, HI. Rep. Maile Shimabukuro (D-45th) of Wai`anae, Makaha, Makua made history by appointing the first multi-disabled person in Hawai`i nei as her Co-Campaign Manager. Shimabukuro appointed Art Frank, a Wai`anae resident and a deaf quadriplegic who uses braces and crutches for mobility.

Frank, who communicates by reading lips, using a hearing aide, sign language, and other special services for the deaf, was one of the pioneers who fought for the provision of sign language at certain government-sponsored public events. He, along with his `ohana, including the Paaoao-Ayala and Micky families, have been the backbone of Shimabukuro’s 2010 campaign.

“Art is an inspiration to disabled and able-bodied people alike. He transcends his ‘disabilities’ and has more energy and enthusiasm for life and the political process than the majority of people out there. When you meet Art, you truly feel as if you have been ‘touched by an angel,'” Shimabukuro said.

“We have an exciting campaign with signs that come from the heart — such as “WE LOVE MAILE,” “HONK FOR MAILE,” etc. Our volunteers really aloha Maile and have fun too. We’ll be sign waving in Halloween costumes on October 29 to add to the fun,” Frank said.

“We want to invite the media to Wai`anae to watch history being made. Please join our Maile `ohana,” Frank continued.

Who: Art Frank, first deaf quadriplegic co-campaign manager in Hawai`i
What: Sign waving for Maile Shimabukuro
When: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (October 25, 27, and 29); 4-6pm
Where: Burger King, 86-120 Farrington Hwy., Waianae, HI
Note: Volunteers will dress in Halloween costumes on October 29

Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 23, Sat 6-8PM

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Oct. 23, 6-8pm
Leihoku Elementary School cafeteria

Star-Advertiser Endorses Maralyn Kurshals!

Quote from “School board needs new energy” (Star-Advertiser editorial on Oct 20, 2010):

For the Leeward Oahu seat vacated by outgoing BOE chairman Breene Harimoto, who won an uncontested City Council race, Maralyn Kurshals is our choice.

Kurshals, who works at the Leeward Oahu Family Guidance Center, has been a strong advocate of education on the Leeward Coast for years. She is a proponent of early-childhood education and reading who has helped organize free book giveaways in Waianae and won the support of community leaders such as state Rep. Maile Shimabukuro.

Click here to read the entire editorial.

Rep. Maile Shimabukuro – Working Hard for Wai`anae!

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Mahalo to 10-19-10 Morning Sign Wavers!

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Maile ‘Talked Story’ with LCC-Wai`anae Students and Staff on 10/11/10

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Auggie Padeken Endorses Maile

“Maile works hard for Wai`anae, and has a good heart.”
Auggie Padeken, MMA Fighter and Makaha resident