Tell Hawaii’s legislators that it’s time to go to work. Please take action TODAY and before May 4th if at all possible.

Aloha Friends, Please email key legislators TODAY, and let them know using your own words’:

“Putting off the many critical issues facing Hawaii until 2021 will not serve us well. Please, reconvene the 2020 legislative session and extend into a special session if necessary. Do the work, until the work is done. Take whatever time is needed to accomplish the many tasks that await your attention.”

Background and context on this issue can be found here:

Civil Beat: Legislative leadership must rise to the occasion

Hooser Blog: Foresight, not hindsight should be our goal

Senate President – Senator Ronald Kouchi
House Speaker – Representative Scott Saiki

Please also email your own State Senator and Representative who represents the district where you live.

Here is a complete list of all State Senators and contact information.

Here is a complete list of all State Representatives and contact information.

You can also use this “Find My Legislator” search tool to identify who represents you in the State House and Senate, and their contact information.

About garyhooser

This blog represents my thoughts as an individual person and does not represent the official position of any organization I may be affiliated with. I presently serve as volunteer President of the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action (H.A.P.A.) I am the former Vice-Chair of the Democratic Party of Hawaii. In another 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. Please visit my website AND sign up for my newsletter (unlike any email newsletter you have ever gotten, of that I am sure) - “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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7 Responses to Tell Hawaii’s legislators that it’s time to go to work. Please take action TODAY and before May 4th if at all possible.

  1. Jo says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more. This Covid plandemic is all a cop out with government. I’m sure some of you don’t know what the “leaders” are doing and have up their sleeves, but you folks still have work to be done and it is essential. The simple fact that these “leaders” don’t know what is essential – flowers, beaches, airports, etc. – is pretty scary and upsetting. They should not be making all these decisions – that is why we elected our representatives. They have too much power and they are not making the right decisions. I do appreciate our Lt. Governor who seems to be the most level headed, open, and compassionate leader. I will do what I can. I know you will too. Take Care and God bless you and your ‘ohana.

  2. Cherilyn Hamilton says:

    The purpose of lockdown was to slow the spread until hospitals could be adequately prepared. Now they are even ready for November if things ramp up again. There is no reason to keep us in lockdown other than government overreach.

    • garyhooser says:

      Thanks for the note. I’m thinking that starting next week, the restrictions will begin being lifted and by June 1st local businesses will be open and travel starting to open up too. We will know soon enough. Just hoping there are no increases that show the virus spreading…which will cause the reopening to slow even further.

  3. Niu Lani olaf says:

    Dear Gary Is anybody in government actually reading or watching the collected data and presentations of top scientists and doctors and other frontline professionals that we are dealing with a flu that is less severe than most previous seasons flu waves ??? WAKE UP & URGE FOR A REOPENING ECONOMY &SOCIAL LIFE !!! Before it’s too late to recover from this disastrous situation Hopeful The Behrendts Niu Lani Farms Maui

    Sent from my iPhone


    • garyhooser says:

      Thanks for the note…but if you are alluding to the idea that the current COVID-19 pandemic is not a real emergency or somehow is linked to some conspiracy, I strongly disagree. I know people in New York and in Italy who know first hand that this situation is not just like any ole flu. Eventually, with time, it may evolve into “just a flu strain” as people build immunity and other treatments become available, but that is certainly not the case now.

  4. Judith Marotta says:

    I was part of the protest on Friday, it was peaceful and was meant to tell our elected official to look at the total population. I am a senior and I am able to keep myself safe but I resent the overall assumption that what is necessary to protect me is a responsibility that should be put on all of our citizens. Let those who can safely go back to work go.

    • garyhooser says:

      Thanks for the note Marotta. I think we have a fundamental difference of opinion and values. I believe we are all in this together and that yes we do have a responsibility to others, and that we each should be willing to sacrifice for the greater good of the community and especially the old and frail.

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