The Democratic coordinated campaign needs help bagging brochures for a literature drop on the Waianae Coast this Saturday that benefits our Democratic candidates up and down the ticket.
Please recruit bunches of good volunteers to put together 4,000 bags for this literature drop.
Brochure bagging volunteers are needed on Thursday 10/20/22, and Friday 10/21/22, from noon – 8 pm at the Josh Green Headquarters 1950 N. King St. (King St./Mokauea St). Snacks and good fun camaraderie provided!
Please also join us for the Mass Canvassing on Saturday 10/22/22, 8-11am at Maili Beach Park (meet across St. John’s Road). Breakfast, snacks, drinks, and lunch provided.
Contact Ian Ross email@example.com or text Senator Maile Shimabukuro at 808-349-3075 with questions. Spread the word, Mahalo!
The Nanakuli High & Intermediate School Robotics Team will be “spooking” you at the Haunted House! We are seeking kokua with: – donations of “Trunk or Treat” &/or table-hosted games, pupu, snacks/desserts, water/juice, ice/coolers, keiki prizes, decorations, and – volunteers to assist with set up, clean up, water & food stations, etc. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to kokua. Come join the fun and spread the word. Mahalo for your support!
“Maile championed the Nanakuli contraflow lane, MA’O Organic Farms’ two land purchases, the Searider Productions building, and so much more. We need to keep her in the State Senate because she gets things done!”
Sen. Maile Shimabukuro; Kimberly Mahiai (HSTA); Lehua Mahiai; Maika Mahiai; Wendell Mahiai (UPW), Rep. Cedric Gates; Darius Kila
Senator Maile Shimabukuro’s Key Accomplishments 2022 ~ Homelessness & Housing: $15m Ohana Zones; $23m Housing Subsidies for TANF recipients; $10m Public Housing; $5m Affordable Home Ownership; $500,000 Rental Assistance; $600,000 Safe Spaces for Homeless Youth ~ Traffic Mitigation: $31m to continue extending the 5th lane and contraflow; parallel route from Paakea Road to Lualualei Naval Road; sidewalk and other safety improvements; elimination of eastbound merge ~ Education: Papahana O Kaiona alternative learning center facility at Old Kaiser Building on St. John’s Road ($2m); Waianae High Marine Science Learning Center and Fish Hatchery ($2.8m; SB3190) and Rubberized All-Weather Track ($4m); Nanakuli High and Intermediate Performing Arts Auditorium ($2m) and Baseball Field improvements ($1.5m)
“In 2022 alone, Maile helped to secure roughly $1B for DHHL; $50m for low income housing; $31m for traffic relief; $40m for a Waianae-owned carbon capture project; $10m for Waianae Coast schools; and passed laws to improve our quality of life. She has the track record, relationships, experience, and character we need to continue representing us in the state senate!” 1) Kapua, Kaili, Meleana, and Kaleo Keliikoa-Kamai 2) Mary and Rocky Naeole 3) Tammy Simbahon-Cabral 4) Ed Werner 5) Paul Aio 6) Sylvia Day
On 6/29/22, I participated in the production of ThinkTech Hawaii Politics and Land in Hawaii talk show on “Maile Shimabukuro, State Senator.” It was hosted by Dennis Esaki, and we enjoyed the discussion very much. It was streamed live on thinktechhawaii.com.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Name: Maile Shimabukuro Office seeking: State Senate District 22 Occupation: Attorney Community organizations/prior offices held: State House Representative (2003-2010); Women of Wai’anae member; Landshark Invitational Surf Meet planner and participant; HI Food Bank supporter; Women’s Legislative Caucus and Native Hawaiian Caucus member Date of birth, or alternatively, age as of Aug. 13, 2022, and as of Nov. 8, 2022: 51 and 52 Place of residence: Waianae Campaign website: electmaile.com
1. What is the biggest issue facing your district, and what would you do about it? Traffic. Fortunately, this session I worked with my colleagues Rep. Cedric Gates, Rep. Stacelynn Eli, and others, to obtain $31m to extend the fifth lane on Farrington Highway, work on a parallel route, improve sidewalks, and implement other traffic calming and safety measures. Earlier this year at the suggestion of constituent Ryan Tolentino of Tolentino Honey, I worked with DOT to alter the afternoon contraflow in Nanakuli so that the eastbound merge could be eliminated. This change vastly improved traffic flow for the many teachers, medical staff, social workers, parents, and others heading eastbound out of the Waianae Coast in the afternoons, without significantly delaying traffic for westbound commuters.
2. Many people have talked about diversifying the local economy for many years now, and yet Hawaii is still heavily reliant on tourism. What, if anything, should be done differently about tourism and the economy? As far as diversifying the economy, I am proud to say that I fought for $40m in special purpose revenue bonds for DIBSHawaii to engage in a carbon capture project via SB2865. DIBSHawaii is owned by Keoni Ford, a Hawaiian from Waianae. Ford and his colleagues plan to build a net-zero carbon capture storage utilization platform that will recover vented carbon dioxide emissions and scrub and liquify the emissions into food-grade liquid carbon dioxide. The recovered carbon dioxide may be placed in pressurized storage tanks, creating a virtual terminal for food-grade carbon dioxide to be utilized across the State. This product will be utilized for agriculture, energy, and carbon storage in support of the food security and resilience goals of the State. The intent is for seventy-five percent of the repurposed carbon dioxide to be dedicated to agriculture and energy. The other twenty-five percent is projected to be dedicated to the DOD to be used as critical process input to create renewable jet fuel and further advance dry ice cleaning efforts, as well as for carbon dioxide mineralization in concrete for state government projects. Other intended uses include hemp carbon sequestration, hemp soil remediation, hemp building material, hemp wellness, the farming of hops and other crops.
District 21 (Kalaeloa-Waianae-Makaha): Democratic incumbent Maile Shimabukuro gets our nod over Republican Diamond Garcia, a pastor and fledgling politician. Since joining the Legislature in 2003 and the Senate in 2010, Shimabukuro has been effective in advocating for this district’s needs, such as Nanakuli traffic projects and funds to improve area schools’ programs and building. As Hawaiian Affairs Committee chairwoman and an attorney for a nonprofit legal aid office, Shimabukuro knows her community well, and has earned another term.
Join the fun @ Friends of Maile Shimabukuro’s “Halloween Fun and Game Party” on Sunday, Oct. 28, 4-7pm, at Aloha Sub in Nanakuli (near $10 Tire Store & Boyd’s Fish Market off Mohihi St.). Please RSVP and spread the word!