Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser 5/5/15, 6-8pm, M Night Club

Join me for a fiesta on May 5, 2015, 6-8pm, at M Night Club (Restaurant Row)! Suggested donation is $100/person. Mail checks to: Friends of Maile Shimabukuro, 87-162 Liopolo St., Waianae, HI 96792; purchase tickets via PayPal; or pay at the door with check or cash. Hope to see you there. Spread the word! Mahalo for your support.

Join me for a fiesta on

May 5, 2015, 6-8pm, at M Night Club (Restaurant Row)!

Suggested donation is $100/person.

Mail checks to: Friends of Maile Shimabukuro, 87-162 Liopolo St., Waianae, HI 96792; or

purchase tickets via PayPal; or

pay at the door with check or cash.

Hope to see you there.

Spread the word!

Mahalo for your support.

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The Hawaii State Senate Recognizes Art Frank and Al Lewis for Their Outstanding Advocacy

This article was first published in 21maile on 4/7/15 by Stacy Garcia Jr.

Hawaii Senate Group Photo with Awardees

Hawaii Senate Group Photo with Awardees. Bottom row L-R: Senate President Mercado Kim, Sen. Thielen, Sen. Galuteria, Florence Mae Bowes Lewis, David Lewis, Susan Frank-Kama, Gwen Ahana, Carolyn & Art Frank, Sen. Shimabukuro, Sen. Kidani, Sen. Chun-Oakland, Sen. Taniguchi, Sen. Green, and Sen. Kahele. Top row L-R: Sen. Gabbard, Sen. Harimoto, Sen. Espero, Sen. Ruderman, Sen. Riviere, Sen. Dela Cruz, Sen. English, Sen. Keith-Agaran, Sen. Ihara, Sen. Inouye, Sen. Wakai, Sen. Tokuda, Sen. Nishihara, Sen. Baker, & Sen. Kouchi. [Click Images to Enlarge]

20150401_112206 20150401_121607 Nancyann Mickey, Art Frank, Ruth Wai Paaoao, and Sen. ShimabukuroAdditional photos of the Floor Presentation may be found at this link:

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ART FRANK FLOOR PRESENTATION

Speech Delivered by Senator Maile Shimabukuro, 4/1/15

Art Frank, who is deaf and suffers from quadriparesis, is someone who has defied all the odds and served Hawaii’s community in countless ways. He has had a long and active role with the disabled community, on the Wai’anae Coast, and with the Hawaii Democratic Party.

In 1981, Mr. Frank spent five years lobbying for a bill which allows deaf individuals to attend government meetings and request a sign language interpreter or communication access real time translation, also known as “CART.” He also worked tirelessly to ensure that Capitol restrooms were ADA compliant, and that disabled parking was afforded to disabled visitors at the capitol, enduring 27 parking tickets in the process.

Mr. Frank has also testified in support of measures to benefit the Wai`anae Coast. He has come to the Capitol on short notice, numerous times, to speak out in favor of measures to help alleviate traffic and otherwise improve conditions for the west side. He also attends neighborhood board and other community meetings and events aimed at bettering the lives of those on the Wai`anae Coast.  Continue reading