A birthday ask that does not cost any money.

Aloha Friends,

I just completed my 64th trip around the sun and a big mahalo to all who sent birthday greetings!

I am making one more birthday ask today and it is not for money.  

Please contact your State Senator or State House Representative and let them know of your support of expanded pesticide regulation today, and if at all possible no later than the end of the day Wednesday January 31!

Your active participation is more important than a donation at this point.  Can you do this, please?

If you are unsure of who your Senator or Representative is or need their email address, click here and see in the upper right hand corner “Find your legislator”.  https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/members/legislators.aspx?chamber=all

A short note to TO YOUR DISTRICT SENATOR and REPRESENTATIVE requesting their support for increased pesticide regulation would be a huge help.

Our over-all goal with regards to pesticide regulation is to pass into law mandatory disclosure of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP’s), school pesticide free buffer zones, increased soil/water/air testing and a ban on the use of chlorpyrifos (a neurotoxin).   Please reference these items if possible, plus any other special concerns you might have.

Please do not underestimate the power you have to influence the Senator and Representative that lives and represents you, in your District.  Your call or email can make a difference.

I am also working on a variety of economic justice issues including; Increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour, establishing paid family leave programs and blocking the tax loophole for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) and using the funds for affordable housing.  More on these later!

Oh…and that faux missile attack?  Please read here my thoughts on what Hawaii’s response should and must be…and the 6,000 lb. gorilla in the room that we must, as a community, begin discussing, soon.

Thank you!

Gary Hooser
Mahalo to all who have given those $64 donations!  I am trying to get out individual thank you letters, but the darn State legislature keeps getting in the way!

About garyhooser

This blog represents my thoughts as an individual person. I presently serve now as a volunteer President of the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action (H.A.P.A.) www.hapahi.org In a past life I was an elected member of the Kauai County Council, a Hawaii State Senator and Majority Leader and the Director of Environmental Quality Control for the State of Hawaii - in an even earlier incarnation I was an entrepreneur and small business owner. Yes, I am one of the luckiest guys on the planet. “Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We’re afraid.” “Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We will fall!” “Come to the edge.” And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew. - Christopher Logue (b.1926)
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