Team Maile Shimabukuro Wins Justice Games 2014

Congratulations to 1st Place winner Team Maile Shimabukuro.

Congratulations to 1st Place winner Team Maile Shimabukuro.

Team Maile Shimabukuro is this year’s Justice Games winner, beating out 11 other teams for the honor of 1st place in our annual downtown Honolulu scavenger hunt and pau hana fundraiser. Leeward staff attorney, Maile Shimabukuro sponsored the winning team. The competition on 7/18/14 was intense as teams raced around downtown Honolulu solving clues, performing tasks, and overcoming technical difficulties with the game app. This year’s theme of “Access” helped expose many to the difficulties that our clients often go through in accessing legal help.

Congratulations to 1st Place winner Team Maile Shimabukuro.

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Excerpt from Star-Advertiser 26 July 2014

From Homelessness, special session spur candidates
A former lawmaker and a community leader are among an incumbent’s rivals
By Timothy Hurley
Star-Advertiser 7/26/14

Shimabukuro, 43, has been a state senator since December 2010, when she was appointed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to fill the seat vacated by Colleen Hana­busa, who was elected to Congress. [Shimabukuro subsequently won the senate seat in the 2012 elections.] Shi­ma­bu­kuro was a state House member since 2003.

She said she maintains a philosophy of taking care of those who are most vulnerable, and her focus during the past legislative session was on victims.1

She passed bills to provide hoo­pono­pono (the Hawaiian practice of reconciliation) for juvenile offenders and their victims and to allow abused children to change their names in divorces and sue the perpetrators. She also passed bills to increase disclosure of financial conflicts of interest of key decision-makers and got $50,000 allocated for illegally dumped tires.

Shimabukuro also won $1.5 million in improvements for Makaha Elementary School, as well as approval for a study that will look at relocating the Nana­kuli Avenue crosswalk, which has drawn complaints because of speeding drivers.2

One of her goals next session is to tackle the homeless and affordable-housing problems by looking at indigenous architecture and natural building. Shi­ma­bu­kuro hopes to come up with some building guidelines that will help clear the way for house construction with more affordable materials.

In addition, she wants to look into the possibility of allowing mobile homes and shipping containers as houses and allow them on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands or Hawaii Community Development Authority lands.

“It’s a radical idea,” she said. “People are afraid of blight, but the Leeward Coast has been dealing with this issue for a long time.”

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1 For more on Senator Shimabukuro’s philosophy and goals, see Civil Beat: ‘Candidate Q&A — Senate District 21: Maile Shimabukuro’.

2 For more on Senator Shimabukuro’s accomplishments in 2014, see Over $94 Million in Improvements to the Leeward Coast and Maile’s 2014 Legislative Wrap-Up. Visit her official website and district 21 blog.

Senator Shimabukuro Appeared on ‘Insights’ on 7/24/14

Update 7/26/14


The Shimabukuro-Kahikina portion begins at the 28-minute mark.

Senator Shimabukuro

On July 24, 2014, from 8:30-9:00pm, Senator Shimabukuro participated in a discussion with her primary election challenger Michael Kahikina. The PBS Hawaii Insights program, “Election 2014: Candidates for State House District 33 (Aiea)/State Senate District 21 (Kalaeloa, Nanakuli, Waianae to Makaha),” was moderated by Daryl Huff. The video can be viewed on the Insight site. You can also watch the rebroadcast on Sunday, July 27.

Senator Shimabukuro

Senator Shimabukuro.

Senator Shimabukuro

Senator Shimabukuro.

Senator Shimabukuro

Senator Shimabukuro.

Senator Shimabukuro Participated in the 2014 Waianae Coast Candidate Forum 96792 on 7/12/14

Senator Shimabukuro participated in the 2014 Waianae Coast Candidate Forum 96792: Ep - 2 Senator, District 21, on 12 July 2014.

Senator Shimabukuro participated in the 2014 Waianae Coast Candidate Forum 96792: Ep – 2 Senator, District 21, on 12 July 2014. Click the image to watch the video on the Olelo site.

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Senator Shimabukuro responds to a question.

Lokana Keliikoa-Pua and Cory Cordeiro served as moderators.

Lokana Keliikoa-Pua and Cory Cordeiro served as moderators.

‘Wai‘anae Film Series: E Ho‘i i ke Ea – Hawaiian Independence’ 7/25/14, 5pm

From Hawaiian Kingdom Independence Blog
Posted 7/23/14

Wai‘anae Film Series
E Ho‘i i ke Ea: Hawaiian Independence
for National and Global Justice

Friday, July 25

Kamehameha Schools
Community Learning Center
at Nānākuli 89-101 Farrington Hwy.
(Note: We have a new location!)

5:00pm – Pupus and dinner
5:30pm (sharp!) – Introductions and films
6:30pm – Guest speakers
7:15pm – Small group discussions
8:00pm – Large group reportback

Featured Films: Hawai‘i: A Voice for Sovereignty; The End of Poverty; Life and Debt

Featured Guest Speakers: Jon Osorio from Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at UH Mānoa and MANA and Ilima Long from MANA

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Please RSVP to waianaefilmseries@gmail.com or 454-4713 so that we can provide food for everyone

Cosponsors: Senator Maile Shimabukuro, AiKea, DMZ Hawai‘i/Aloha ‘āina, Hawai‘i Peace and Justice, UH Mānoa Hawai‘inuiākea, KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance, MANA: movement for aloha no ka ‘āina, and the Wai‘anae Environmental Justice Working Group. Planning Committee: Pua Ford, Lucy Gay, Summer Miles, Ileana Ruelas, Pake Salmon, Laurel Mei Turbin. Food provided by Maimun.

The political views expressed in this program do not represent the views or opinions of KSBE or any of its affiliates.

Star-Advertiser Endorses Maile

Editorial: “Experience Makes the Difference
Star-Advertiser, 7/23/14

Incumbent Maile Shimabukuro faces Michael Kahikina in the Democratic primary for 21st District (Kalaeloa, Waianae, Makua). Kahikina has a long record of public service, including 12 years in the state House. However, Shimabukuro has represented the district well since being elected to the Senate in 2010 after serving in the House from 2003.

An activist legislator, she co-sponsored a measure that would expand the time allowed for victims to bring civil claims for child sexual abuse. She also took the lead in promoting a new law enhancing transparency by requiring financial disclosure statements from members of selected state boards and commissions.

Shimabukuro, 43, has pushed for legislation that would improve conditions in her economically deprived district, seeking special protections for taro farming, the widening of Farrington Highway in Nanakuli, expanding job training opportunities for her constituents and seeking alternatives to provide shelter for the homeless.

Among her GOP challengers, Tercia Ku offers the best choice for Republican primary voters. With a background as an educator and researcher, she has a solid record of community involvement and a centrist, pro-education platform. The other contenders are Johnnie-Mae Perry and Randy Roman Jr.

Sign Waving Primary 2014: Maps

Updated 7/24/14, 8/5/14

Sign waving for Friday 8/8 and Saturday 8/9 canceled because of weather.

Click here for the announcement.

Honokai Hale, 4-6pm: Friday 7/25, Monday 8/4, Wednesday 8/6, Friday 8/8

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Honokai Hale, after H1 merges into Farrington Hwy. Ocean on the left. Click image to enlarge.

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Honokai Hale. Click image to enlarge.

Tracks Beach, Thursday, 7/31/14, 6-8am

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Tracks Beach, between Honokai Hale and Nanakuli, just past the power plant. Look for the railroad “tracks” on the ocean side. Click image to enlarge.

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Tracks Beach Park. Click image to enlarge.

Primary Election Day

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Depots Beach (across Haleakala Ave.), Primary Election Day, Saturday, 8/9/14, 8-9:15am

Depots Beach, in Nanakuli, Farrington & Haleakala Ave.

Depots Beach, in Nanakuli, Farrington & Haleakala Ave.

Depots, just past Nanaikapono El. Click image to enlarge.

Depots, just past Nanaikapono El. Click image to enlarge.

Maili Beach Park (across St. John’s Rd), Primary Election Day, Saturday, 8/9/14, 9:30-10:45am

Maili Beach Park, Farrington & St. John’s Rd.

Maili Beach Park, Farrington & St. John’s Rd.

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Maili Beach Park. Click image to enlarge.

Waianae Library, Primary Election Day, Saturday, 8/9/14, 11am-12:15pm

Waianae Library, just past the edge of Waianae town, before Waianae HS.

Waianae Library, just past the edge of Waianae town, before Waianae HS.

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Waianae Library. Click image to enlarge.

Lahaina Street, by the entry to Makaha Elementary, Primary Election Day, Saturday, 8/9/14, 12:30-1:45pm

In Waianae, Lahaina St., by the entry to Makaha Elementary.

In Makaha, Lahaina St., by the entry to Makaha Elementary.

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From Farrington, turn right at Water Street, and the first right after that is Lahaina. Click image to enlarge.