Sign-waving: General Election 2014 – Oct 28 & 30, Nov 3, 4, 5

Last updated 10/30/14 @ 7:57pm
Primary 2014Aloha!

Join Friends of Maile Shimabukuro for sign waving on the following dates/times:

Tues 10/28: 4:30pm-6pm @ Honokai Hale
Thurs 10/30: 4:30pm-6pm @ L&L Drive In (85-080 Waianae Valley Road, corner of Farrington Hwy & Waianae Valley Road)
Mon 11/03: 4:30pm-6pm @ Honokai Hale
Refreshments provided 🙂

Tues 11/04 General Election Day:

– 8:30-9:30am @ Depots Beach (across Haleakala Ave.)
– 9:45-10:45am @ Maili Beach Park (across St. John’s Rd)
– 10:45-11:30am Lunch Break @ Maili Beach Park (lunch provided)
– 11:45am-12:45pm @ Waianae Library
– 1-2pm @ Makaha Elementary (Lahaina St.)
– 2:15-4:30pm Mahalo Pau Hana @ Golden House Restaurant

Wed 11/05 Mahalo Sign Waving

– 4:30pm-6pm @ L&L Drive In (85-080 Waianae Valley Road, corner of Farrington Hwy & Waianae Valley Road)

Please note that dates/times are subject to change.

If you have any questions or want to help, contact Maile at or 349-3075.

Spread the word!


Coffee with David Ige 9/29/14 from 9:30-11:30AM at Waianae District Park

From: Rodlyn Brown <>
Date: September 22, 2014 6:31 AM

David Ige
David Ige
Come for Coffee with

David Ige

9:30AM to 11:30 AM September 29, 2014
Waianae District Park
Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui may also come
RSVP 696-6564 or email
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.

Gege Kawelo 2014 Memorial Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Oct. 24 at Makaha Valley Country Club

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From: Kawika M. Ayau
Date: 19 Aug. 2014

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.

Mahalo Nui Loa!

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Join Maile at Her 2014 Fundraiser – Oct. 1, 6-8pm at The Mandalay

Last updated 9/4/14

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October 1 is also Maile’s birthday so be sure to join us!

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 (click on “Donate” button). Or pay at the door with check or cash.

Map: Click here.

Parking: $3 flat rate evening parking at Ali`i Place OR $3 parking with validation at

Bishop Square (across the street).

Donations: We are seeking donations of champagne, beer, cocktails, juice, soda, desserts, pupus and silent auction items. Event volunteers also sought.

Contact: Colleen Teramae if you are interested in helping, at

Information / RSVP: Email or text / call 808-349-3075.

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Mahalo to All My Supporters!


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.

In the past legislative session, with help from and in collaboration with my staff, legislative colleagues, and concerned members of our Leeward Coast community, I was able to accomplish quite a bit. For example, see Over $94 Million in Improvements to the Leeward Coast and Maile’s 2014 Legislative Wrap-Up. For continued updates on my legislative efforts and other news about our community, please log in to my District 21 Blog, Capitol website, Facebook and Twitter page. For news and announcements about our upcoming general election campaign, log in here, at Elect Maile. You can also reach me via email at

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

James Shimabukuro and Cal Domen.
James Shimabukuro and Cal Domen.
Maile's son, Keani.
Maile’s son, Keani.
Alan & Fay Sugahara, and James Shimabukuro.
Alan & Fay Sugahara, and James Shimabukuro.
Charmaine Padeken.
Charmaine Padeken.
Alexis Mitchell.
Alexis Mitchell.
Gino Rosales.

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NASW-Hawaii Chapter Endorses Maile’s 2014 Campaign

Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Aloha Senator Shimabukuro,

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 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.

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.”

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.
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


Please RSVP to 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.