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]

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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

Maile, As a 14-year-old in 1985: On the 40th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

Updated 4/1/15

Address of Maile Shimabukuro on the Occasion of the Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

Maile in 1985. Click image to enlarge.

Maile in 1985. Click image to enlarge.

August 5, 1985, Honolulu, Hale

Maile 1985-2AGood afternoon. My name is Maile and I’m 14 years old. When I was asked to do a speech about Hiroshima, my first reaction was, Why me? I mean, I’m only 14 and who’s going to listen to a kid? And besides, I don’t know much about Nuclear War. Except that it kills people, and can destroy entire cities. I don’t like to think about that. It scares me. I don’t want to die. I don’t want our beautiful world to be destroyed. Especially the beaches, and the mountains, and the parks, and all the animals, and the people. Especially the people.

If my family was killed, I would have nowhere to go and no one to love. I would have no home, no security.

Or if I became handicapped. I would never be able to live my life in the way that I had before. I would experience what children in Hiroshima did when we bombed them.

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I guess I know quite a bit about Nuclear War. Enough to speak out against it, and I feel my generation, especially, must do everything we can to put an end to the use of Nuclear Weapons so that the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will never be repeated.

My only hope is that you people will listen to me and other kids my age. We have feelings about Nuclear War, too,

Maile Shimabukuro
87-2150-6 Helelua Place
Waianae, HI 96792
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A great big mahalo to John Witeck, a family friend of Senator Shimabukuro, who saved the speech and photo and shared it recently, and to Colleen Teramae, the senator’s office manager and first cousin, who brought it to our attention.

Volunteers Needed to Help Restore Wa’a E Ala

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MAHALO!

Last updated 11/9/14

"Mahalo for all your support!" said Senator Maile Shimabukuro. "We wouldn't have been able to do it without your generous donations, tireless efforts, and kind and encouraging words throughout the campaign. During sign-waving, we really appreciated your smiles, shakas, waves, and toots as you drove by. For those who allowed me to post campaign signs on their property, a big mahalo! As a community, we have a lot of problems facing us, and I look forward to working with all of you to address them." Photo of Maile on Farrington Highway and Wai'anae Valley Road on the day after the General Election, 5 Nov. 2014.

“Mahalo for all your support!” said Senator Maile Shimabukuro. “We wouldn’t have been able to do it without your generous donations, tireless efforts, and kind and encouraging words throughout the campaign. During sign-waving, we really appreciated your smiles, shakas, waves, and toots as you drove by. For those who allowed me to post campaign signs on their property, a big mahalo! As a community, we have a lot of problems facing us, and I look forward to working with all of you to address them.” Photo of Maile on Farrington Highway and Wai’anae Valley Road on the day after the General Election, 5 Nov. 2014.

Maile and Mervina Cash-Ka`eo.

Maile and Mervina Cash-Ka`eo on General Election day, 4 Nov. 2014.

Alan and Fay Sugahara, Doey, and Maile.

Alan and Fay Sugahara, Doey, and Maile.

Cathy Outland has been actively campaigning for Maile for many years. She is Maile's most dynamic and entertaining sign waver! She makes roadside campaigning fun for everyone.

Cathy Outland and her husband, Brooks, have been actively campaigning for Maile for many years. She is Maile’s most dynamic and entertaining sign waver! She makes roadside campaigning fun for everyone.

A special mahalo to Gino Rosales and Alexis Mitchell for their continuous support in both the primary and the general. Cathy Outland is on the far left.

A special mahalo to Gino Rosales (center) and Alexis Mitchell (right) for their continuous support in both the primary and the general. Cathy Outland is on the left.

Big mahalo to Charmaine Padeken and Cal Domen for their support through both the primary and the general!

Big mahalo to Charmaine Padeken and Cal Domen for their support through the primary and the general!

Estrella and Joseph Cabansag.
Maile with Estrella and Joseph Cabansag.

John Monis of the Operating Engineers Local 3 Union.

John Monis of the Operating Engineers Local 3 Union.

Mary and David Lovelace.

Maile with Mary and David Lovelace.

Henry Peters.
Maile with Henry Peters, Cathy Outland, and supporter.

Nancy Jones.

Nancy Jones and Maile.

Zeb and Nancy Jones.

Zeb and Nancy Jones with Maile.

Zeb Jones.

Zeb Jones.

Shane Soares (in gray shirt) Nov. 3, 2014.

Shane Soares (in gray shirt)and other supporters Nov. 3, 2014.

Maile, Cathy Outland, Gino Rosales, and Alexis Mitchell.
Maile, Cathy Outland, Gino Rosales, and Alexis Mitchell.

Jimmy Shimabukuro and Mervina Cash-Kaeo.

Jimmy Shimabukuro and Mervina Cash-Ka`eo.

Maile on Cathy's Harley.

Maile on Cathy’s Harley.

Update 11/8/14: Mahalo to Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai for participating in signwaving and providing refreshments.

Sign-Waving 2014 Photos: Oct 28 & Nov 3

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Please join Maile’s sign-waving on Nov. 4, General Election day. Click here for details.

Maile and Tercia! Campaigning with aloha!

Maile and Tercia – campaigning hard with aloha!

Oct. 28, 2014.

Maile and Cathy Outland, Oct. 28, 2014.

Nov. 3, 2014.

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Nov. 3, 2014.

Nov. 3, 2014.

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 maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com or 349-3075.

Spread the word!

Mahalo,
~Maile

‘Ōlelo ‘Candidates in Focus 2014’ (10-13-14) Sen. Maile Shimabukuro

Photos From Maile’s Oct. 1, 2014 Fundraiser

Last updated 10/15/14

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Happy Birthday, Maile!

Happy Birthday, Maile!

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Q&A with Senator Maile Shimabukuro Part II

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

From: Rodlyn Brown <rodlynb@juno.com>
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 rodlynb@juno.com
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.

Senator Shimabukuro’s September 2014 Newsletter

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Celebrate 10 Years of Peace at Makua, Ko’iahi & Kahanahaiki 9/27/14

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Re-Elect Sen. Maile Shimabukuro

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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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‘Na Pua O Wai’anae’ – Issue #1, Sep. 2014

Click image to read the first issue of Na Pua Wai'anae.

Click image to read the first issue of Na Pua O Wai’anae. The issue is 36 pages long so it may take a while to download. Hardcopies should be available around the first week of September 2014.

 

Please Join Us – Patsy T. Mink PAC’s 10th Anniversary Celebration 9/6/14 – RSVP by 8/25/14

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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 electmaile.com (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 coltera@gmail.com.

Information / RSVP: Email maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com or text / call 808-349-3075.

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Mahalo to All My Supporters!

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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 maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com

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!

MSIG15

 

 

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.

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.

Sincerely,
Dr. Joel Fischer, PACE Chair
National Association of Social Workers, Hawaii Chapter

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