Monthly Archives: October 2020

Complete Statewide List of Candidates Endorsed By Pono Hawaii Initiative (PHI)

All General Election ballots have been mailed to all registered voters throughout the State of Hawaii. Contact your County Elections Division (https://elections.hawaii.gov/resources/county-election-divisions/) if you have not received your ballot! * For info on the various Charter Amendments statewide please go … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing Bill 2774 Is Beyond Counter-Intuitive

Thank you Kauai Councilmember Felicia Cowden for standing strong in opposition to passing out of committee Bill 2774. While the measure contains some improvements to the existing affordable housing ordinance, it also removes critically important affordable housing requirements in the … Continue reading

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Charter Amendment Suggestions – Kauai, Maui, Hawaii, and Honolulu/Oahu

2020 General Election Charter Amendments In response to the many requests I have received for thoughts on the various Charter Amendments being proposed by the four Counties: My apology for the delay in pulling this together, AND regret that the … Continue reading

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What does Dred Scott have to do with it?

In March 1857, the United States Supreme Court in Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1856) issued a 7–2 decision against Dred Scott. Dred Scott was born into slavery in Virginia around 1799. He sued for his freedom after … Continue reading

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Open letter to Kamala Harris – pre-debate notes from the heart

To: Kamala Harris From: Gary Hooser – on behalf of my grandchildren Dear Kamala, While we have not met in person, I am compelled to reach out and share with you my thoughts, which I know are held by many … Continue reading

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Why is one candidate endorsed and not another?

What criteria are used by most organizations to determine endorsements? Sometimes an endorsement decision is driven by a single individual but most often there is a committee or a board that will make endorsement recommendations. The endorsement process and rationale … Continue reading

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