THE 2017 ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION of the Green Party of Hawai`i (GPH) will be held on Hawai`i Island, Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at the Kona Elks Lodge, from 11:00 AM to 4:00PM. Come out and tell us what you want for the future of Hawai'i! Click here to for more information about the event.
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The Green Party of Hawaii supports legislation to protect our reefs, by banning toxic chemicals in sunscreens. CORAL REEFS vs SUNSCREEN: A chemical called oxybenzone which is found in sunscreen is decimating coral reefs, making coral more susceptible to bleaching. More than 50 percent of coral off the West Hawaii coastline has bleached and possibly died this summer. Any small effort to reduce oxybenzone pollution could mean that a coral reef survives a long, hot summer, or that a degraded area recovers. While there are a lot of things we can’t do anything about, this is one thing we can do right now for the environment. For further information about sunscreens and protection our oceans, visit the researchers at marinesafe.org CLICK TO SIGN THE PETITION: Ban Toxic Chemicals in Suncreen! Reef-safe zinc-oxide based sunscreen vs. the damaging effects of sunscreen with oxybenzone:
Green Party of Hawai'i Formally Endorses Legislative Bills To Establish Single Payer / Universal Healthcare In Hawai'i
One of the 10 Key Values of the Green Party of Hawai’i is single payer or universal healthcare for all. It is also uniformly supported by international Green Party organizations. The Green Party of Hawai'i gives its enthusiastic support and endorsement of SB1269 and HB129 as currently before the Hawai'i State Senate and House. In addition, the Green Party of Hawai’i is joining with other persons and groups seeking to promote state-based universal health care in Hawai’i and protect Hawai’i’s independent healthcare planning agency, the Hawaii Health Authority, which the Ige administration and powerful legislators are trying to abolish. Continue reading
HAWAIIAN PARADISE PARK, HAWAI'I (28 May 2016)The Green Party of Hawai'i (GPH) held its state convention Saturday, May 28, in Hawaiian Paradise Park on Hawai'i Island. Former two-term Hawai'i County Council member Julie Jacobson was chosen co-chair, along with Mark Van Doren. Also chosen as an officer of the GPH was three-term former Hawai'i County Council member Bob Jacobson. The GPH also endorsed two candidates for the Hawai'i State House of Representatives. Kealoha Pisciotta will seek the District 3 legislative seat on the island of Hawai'i and Nick Nikhilananda, who seeks Maui County's District 13 seat. Pisciotta came away from the convention greatly impressed by a kupuna defining the GPH as: “defenders of democracy, protectors of the planet, patriots for peace and activists for shared prosperity." She views the 2016 election as"an exciting opportunity for people to vote for change and raise the standard of aloha for Hawai'i and the world." Continue reading