Please submit your questions to Rodlyn Brown by September 26, 2014
This will be our opportunity to get to know the Senator and ask the questions that are important to all of us. This may be his only visit to the Waianae Coast so please let’s make it one we all benefit from.
If you have a friend that wants to come please invite them, but let Rodlyn know so there will be enough refreshments.
It’s that time again! The E Ala Voyaging Academy will be holding it’s annual Gege Kawelo Memorial Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Friday, October 24th at the Makaha Valley Country Club. We hope you are once again able to support our cause and ensure the success of both the E Ala and Wai`anae Community. See our registration packet below. The tournament site is currently being updated to reflect this year’s pricing. A few of the team tiers have gone down from last year.
Suggested donation: $100, $250, or $500 per person. Payment methods: Mail checks to: “Friends of Maile Shimabukuro,” 87-162 Liopolo Street, Waianae, HI 96792. Credit card or PayPal electronic payments accepted here or via electmaile.com (click on “Donate” button). Or pay at the door with check or cash.
Mahalo to all my supporters! We did very well in the August 9 primary, and with your continued help, we’ll hopefully do even better in the general on November 4.
A special mahalo to those who became actively involved in my campaign by allowing us to post a campaign sign on your property; encouraging relatives, friends, and neighbors to vote for me; donating to my campaign fund; endorsing me; attending my functions.
Also, a big mahalo to those who came out to wave signs. I can’t thank you enough for taking time out of your very busy lives to brave the hot sun and muggy weather. The pictures below don’t include others who came out, and for that I apologize. And a heartfelt mahalo to Aunty Bessie Kea and my nieces, Kayla and Kelly Mukai, for preparing ono bentos for the sign wavers.
I also want to thank the hundreds of drivers and passengers who responded to our sign waving with shaka signs, waves, thumbs up, smiles, horns, flashing lights, and shouts of encouragement. In this way, I became reacquainted with many long time friends and connected with many new friends. Your support means so much to me.
However, as we all know, much more needs to be done, and with your support at the polls and in our campaign efforts, we’ll accomplish them together. Please join me at the Friends of Maile fundraiser on Oct. 1, Wednesday, at The Mandalay from 6-8pm. I’ll also be posting a schedule for sign waving as the general election nears. To participate, please email me or log in to Elect Maile for the schedule.
Once again, mahalo!
Senator Maile Shimabukuro
Senate District 21
Chair, Hawaiian Affairs (HWN)
Vice-Chair, Judiciary & Labor
Member, Water & Land
On behalf of the Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) Committee of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Hawaii Chapter, I am happy to inform you that we are endorsing your candidacy for Senate. Our endorsement was based on a variety of factors including your leadership on the same-sex marriage issue, your position on social justice and human rights issues, and your relationship with our organization. We will be emailing our membership and posting our support for your candidacy on our Chapter website. Good luck in the primary election.
Dr. Joel Fischer, PACE Chair
National Association of Social Workers, Hawaii Chapter
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.
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.”
Wai‘anae Film Series
E Ho‘i i ke Ea: Hawaiian Independence
for National and Global Justice
Friday, July 25
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 email@example.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.
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