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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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
The Green Party of Hawai'i supports the recounts of the U.S. Presidential election sponsored by Jill Stein. This was an unprecedented election in many ways and demanded closer scrutiny. To this day revelations continue surrounding various factors that unfairly affected our national election and the recounts were a way to help reassure Americans about the veracity of the election. At the same time the GPH also supports the upcoming Women's March on Washington. The idea came from a grandmother on Maui and has grown to a national movement to protest Donald Trump's treatment of women and has been expanded to include concerns about racism, xenophobia and the targeting of Muslims and gays. The new president needs to know he will be held to a higher moral standard than the outrageously offensive statements he has made in the past and during his campaign. The Office of the President of the United States deserves no less. The Green Party of Hawai'i
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