Who I am. Why I am doing this. How you can help. (my recent email message in case you did not get it)

Aloha,

The goal of this email is to enroll your help in making our community and our world a better place. If we have not yet met in person, this message will further serve as an initial introduction as to who I am, and why I do the work that I do. Mahalo for this brief moment of your time.

I suspect that you are as outraged and also as saddened as I am over what has been happening in D.C. and around the world.  I am hopeful that you will join with me today in turning those feelings into action.

Climate change, species depletion and massive environmental degradation of air, land and water is happening now, on our watch right before our eyes. The economic disparity that exists between the top 1% of the population and the bottom 99% is beyond the pale of simply sad and unjust.

I believe we can and we must continue to fight back and take back what is our birthright – a healthy planet and a just world.

We can win but each of us must do our part. Some can do the constant and sometimes brutal heavy lifting, and some because of circumstances can help in smaller but important ways – together with all of us pitching in, we can win.

Hawaii can be a model for the change that is needed globally.

Working together with many others from across the state, we have a plan in place that can bring about significant positive change but we need your help – Please, join with us at: Pono Hawaii Initiative (PHI) (https://ponohawaiiinitiative.org/join/) and Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action (HAPA) (https://www.hapahi.org/take-action/) today.

Or if you have questions, concerns or suggestions that you would like to share with me directly, please email me at GaryLHooser@gmail.com (mailto:GaryLHooser@gmail.com)

If we have not yet met, let me tell you a little about myself.

While based on the island of Kauai, I travel frequently through-out the archipelago and beyond, working with a wide and diverse network of individuals and organizations who share a common focus of putting people and the environment over profits.

My full bio is here (http://garyhooser.com/#two) and a brief list of career highlights here (http://garyhooser.com/#accomplishments) .

Prior to first entering politics at the County level in 1998 and then being elected to the Hawaii State Senate in 2002, my background was in small business.

I understand the value of entrepreneurship and the need to build and maintain a strong economic base.

However it has become increasingly clear in recent years that our world is dangerously out of balance and that large corporate interests that put profits above all else combined with a dysfunctional political/government structure are to blame.

My life and work is dedicated toward fighting back and reversing the environmental, social, economic and political degradation that is occurring in Hawaii and across the globe.

Together, we can do this. Please join me today.

Sincerely,

Gary Hooser

Executive Director – Pono Hawaii Initiative (PHI) (https://ponohawaiiinitiative.org)

Board President – Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action (HAPA) (http://www.hapahi.org)

Gary Hooser Blog: Why I am voting NO on Con Con (https://garyhooser.blog/2018/09/20/why-im-voting-no-on-con-con/)


											

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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