Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii Endorses Senator Maile Shimabukuro for the 2018 Primary & General

Note: Portions of the following letter, received on 7/23/18, have been omitted for publication.

Dear Senator Shimabukuro,

Congratulations! We are thrilled to announce that you have received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii for the 2018 election cycle. You have been a strong supporter of women’s health and equality and we know you will continue to be a dedicated advocate for our organization. We look forward to working with you.

Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii is an independent, not-for-profit organization that engages in legislative, educational and limited electoral activity in Hawaii, Alaska, Washington and Idaho. Planned Parenthood Votes Hawaii PAC and Planned Parenthood of Hawaii Action Network PAC are separate segregated funds of Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii, and support pro-choice, pro-family planning, pro-equality candidates for Hawaii’s state, legislative and municipal offices.

Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii strives to use its electoral resources in the most effective way. We target a small number of races and direct the bulk of our resources to those targets.

Your support of sexual and reproductive rights and health means so much—not just to us, but to the thousands of patients Planned Parenthood serves every year in Hawaii. Our patients are women, men, teens and families; they are your constituents. ONE IN FOUR American women have visited a Planned Parenthood affiliate health center in her lifetime. Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii has nearly 382,000 supporters who care about women’s health issues. We are part of a national organization that reaches a network of nearly 9 million supporters across the country.

On behalf of Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii, Planned Parenthood Votes Hawaii PAC and Planned Parenthood of Hawaii Action Network PAC, we wish you the best of luck in the coming election.

Sincerely,
Treasure Mackley, Political and Organizing Director
Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii

Star-Advertiser Endorses Senator Maile Shimabukuro for Primary 2018


Star-Advertiser 7/23/18: District 21 (Kalaeloa- Waianae-Makaha): Democratic incumbent Maile Shimabukuro faces Timothy Riley, a retired Georgia assistant county commissioner who’s also worked as a rehabilitation and child counselor. He advocates tackling housing and cost-of- living problems by raising the minimum wage and fixing the Jones Act. Shimabukuro has been adept at advocating for the district and delivering results, such as for Nanakuli traffic projects and funds to expand area schools’ programs and building. A lawyer for a legal services nonprofit, and as Hawaiian Affairs Committee chairwoman, she knows her constituents’ needs, from transitional shelter to Section 8 housing. She’s earned another term. The winner here will face Republican Diamond Garcia.

State Senator Maile Shimabukuro: ‘Ōlelo Candidates in Focus 2018

HNN (7/11/18): New Window Allows Sex Abuse Victims to File Claims from Decades Ago

 

New Window Allows Sex Abuse Victims to File Claims from Decades Ago
By: Lynn Kawano, Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Adults who were victims of sex abuse as children have another chance to come forward and make claims under a new, two-year window for civil lawsuits.

Similar openings ended with dozens of pedophiles being exposed.

It also revealed “cover-ups” by multiple schools, churches, and non profits.

That’s exactly what a new Hawaii report released Wednesday seeks to spotlight, describing in detail 58 men of the cloth recently accused even though the alleged abuse happened decades ago.

Some have died and some are still in the community.   Continue reading

2018 Session Wrap Up!

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KHON2 Interview of Sen. Shimabukuro re SB2051 (7/8/18): School Business

Congratulations Mrs. Makaha-Crystal Nielsen & Mrs. Wai’anae-Katelin Manansala!

Talk about the full package ~ Mrs. Wai’anae-Katelin Manansala, and Mrs. Makaha-Crystal Nielsen, both home school their children, and focus on promoting the health and well-being of our community. I had the pleasure of seeing them in action at the 07/08/18 Breathe Aloha fundraiser to benefit “Arise Five” non-profit organizations: Ho’ola Na Pua, She Rescue, Special Olympics, HUGS, and YWCA. Mahalo nui loa to Mrs. Hawai`i-Heidi Fowler, Mrs. Makaha-Crystal Nielsen, Mrs. Wai’anae-Katelin Manansala, and all others who supported this fantastic good cause!

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KITV Interview of Sen. Shimabukuro and Rep. Gates 7/8/18: School Business

New Law Allows Schools to Sell Goods
By: Jordan Segundo, KITV; 07/08/18

Schools can now be “open for business” thanks to a bill spearheaded by Waianae High School. Senate bill 2051 is slated to become law on July 10.

The bill allows individual Department of Education schools and programs operated within a school, to engage in commercial enterprises, including the sale of goods produced by students.

Current laws prevent schools from selling more than $25,000 in goods or services.

The new bill removes this cap, and creates an outlet for all schools to engage in business enterprises which will generate much needed funds for their schools.

Waianae High School educators encouraged their legislators to turn the bill into law.

“Now you’ll have the marine science learning center being able to market and sell their shrimp, mullet, ogo, kalo, and sun fish on the open market. And then funds will go directly back into the program, which of course the school desperately needs,” said Senator Maile Shimabukuro (D) Kalaeloa-Honokai Hale-Ko Olina-Waianae Coast.

“My hope for the students is that we create employers rather than employees,” said Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates (D) Maili-Waianae-Makaha. “I believe a lot of them will go off to be small business owners, to provide for our community the services and goods that we get outside our community.”

Stacelynn Eli, Rep. Cedric Gates & Sen. Maile Shimabukuro Work Together to Serve the Community

“I enjoy collaborating with other community leaders to respond to our constituents’ needs, and come up with solutions to our most pressing problems.”

~ Sen. Maile Shimabukuro.

L-R: Stacelynn Eli, Rep. Cedric Gates, and Sen. Maile Shimabukuro.

Sen. Shimabukuro HNN Interview Clips 4/26/18: Faster Removal of Abandoned Vehicles

 

Sen. Shimabukuro HNN Interview Clips (6/28/18): Sex Abuse Window Extended to 2020

Sen. Shimabukuro KITV Interview Clips (06/19/18): Parallel Road Proposal