The Green Party of Hawai’i platform demands justice for Native Hawaiians: Kanaka Maoli. We support protecting sacred and culturally significant sites and efforts to nurture Native Hawaiian culture. In This Video: Kealoha Pisciotta, Practitioner and Kia'i of the Mauna Kea Anaina Hou, and former Green Party of Hawai’i candidate, discusses the history and the current state of the efforts to protect Mauna Kea's fragile environment.
FIRST TIME GREEN PARTY CANDIDATES BRING OUT THE VOTE! The Green Party of Hawai`i (GPH) experienced a significant turnout of candidates and votes in the recent election. Fielding six candidates in Hawai`i races, these results strongly demonstrate voters’ desire for political change from the current system. Green candidates ran on a platform emphasizing: Ecological Wisdom, Grassroots Democracy, Social & Economic Justice, and Nonviolence. Importantly, Green Party candidates take no corporate money and fund their grassroots campaigns solely by individual contributions. Thus, their success in getting votes has even more significant. Continue reading
Photo: Kahauiki Village on Nimitz Highway is a possible model for affordable housing in Hawaii. by Renee Ing ~ Green Party candidate for Hawaii lieutenant governor. Building low-cost affordable homes on government-owned land can greatly reduce prices. Homelessness has reached crisis proportions in Hawaii. Neal Milner hit it on the nose in Civil Beat (“Treat Hawaii’s Housing Shortage Like The Disaster It Is”). We must treat the housing shortage as an emergency — like the Big Island crisis — and that attitude “needs to drive housing policy” with out-of-the-box thinking. Land is expensive in Hawaii — a huge obstacle to affordability. The cost of the land under our housing is generally 50 percent to 75 percent of the unit’s total cost. Half the land in the state is government land, and Hawaii already allows affordable housing on leased government land in many locations. When Eric Gill recently asked Gov. David Ige to allow Local 5 to build their affordable housing on state land, the governor was amenable... Read more: https://www.civilbeat.org/2018/07/campaign-corner-housing-shortage-demands-emergency-response/
Melissah (Mish) Shishido is on the 2018 Maui County General election ballot as a candidate for State Senator, District 06. Video: Melissah (Mish) Shishido: Meet the Candidates Primary 2018 https://vimeo.com/279152494 Primary Election Results 2018:*See highlights from the final summary reports, which are posted below. https://mauinow.com/2018/08/11/maui-primary-election-results-2018/#.W3CCQTdVyY4.facebook When the final Maui Summary printout was released, Roz Baker had edged out challenger Terez Amato by just 106 votes for the Senate District 6 Democratic primary in what was one of the closest races of the night. Baker will face Green Party challenger Mish Shishido in the November general. (MauiNow.com)
“Hawaii is seemingly so progressive and yet it lacks direct democratic referendums or initiatives.I wholly support citizens actively taking part in policymaking.” The following came from Jen Mather, the only Green candidate for the state House of Representatives District 10, which covers West Maui, Maalaea and North Kihei. Read the Q&A here: Honolulu Civil Beat: https://www.civilbeat.org/2018/07/candidate-qa-state-house-district-10-jen-mather/ More about Jen Mather: http://www.jen4ten.com/ Watch Video: Jen Kamahoʻi Mather: Meet the Candidates https://vimeo.com/279151797?ref=fb-share&1
Kihei resident Melissah Mish Shishido has filed nomination papers as a Green Party candidate for the 6th District Senate seat held by West and South Maui Senator Roz Baker.In an announcement, Shishido says she’s a grass-roots candidate who had been a high school teacher on Oahu for 21 years. She said she continues to tutor students on Maui and on other islands via the internet.Shishido is a student at the University of Hawaii Maui College, pursuing a degree in education. “She thinks globally and will act locally,” her announcement says.She said she’s heard about community issues by volunteering for the past four years at the Kihei Fourth Friday event.For more information, visit www.voteshishido.com or contact her campaign at email@example.com.
On Maui, we have a choice! Jen Mather is running as the Green Party of Hawai`i Candidate for Maui's State House District 10, representing Lahaina, Ma'alaea, and North Kihei. "People are going to ask this question over and over again: Why are you running? My answer is simple - to give people a choice, to make sure that our residents know that they, too, can run; they can make a choice to put themselves forward and voice their community's needs. I believe in making spaces for new representation and authentic voices."
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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: