Why Choose Sergio Alcubilla Over Ed Case?

I’m supporting Sergio Alcubilla in his campaign to unseat Congressman Ed Case in the CD1 because Sergio shares my core values, and Ed does not.

Sergio is not beholden to big business, the military, nor to any private special interest groups or friends in high places.

From day #1 Sergio has called for the shutting down of Red Hill.

Ed Case who represents CD1 where Red Hill is located has known about the leaks and the risk for years but has done nothing of any substance. He finally stepped up with statements of concern, but only after the entire issue blew up in the media, and only after Congressman Kahele from CD2 went public with his outrage.

Ed’s default position is to support the military and protect big business.

Sergio’s default position is to support the community and protect the environment.

Representative Case and his small group of blue dog democrats in the House totally screwed up President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Because of his actions and insisting on the delinking of the infrastructure bill vote, he has brought tangible harm to people and the planet.

This is not hyperbole.

Ed Case is Co-Chair of the Blue Dog Coalition. Because of their actions delaying and weakening the Build Back Better agenda, valuable leverage was lost, allowing Senator Joe Manchin and others to kill this incredibly important proposal.

As a result, 67 million senior citizens will not receive dental or vision coverage via the proposed expansion of Medicare. 35 million families will receive less support for child care and early childhood education, and every single high school graduate will lose out on the opportunity to attend community college or trade school regardless of their ability to pay.

Like far too many in Congress, Ed Case looks at the world through the lens of money and privilege. His prior occupation was as a corporate attorney whose clients were hotels and resorts. His family roots extend into Hawaii’s plantation history. His cousin, Steve Case is one of the largest landowners in Hawaii (Maui Land and Pineapple and Grove Farm Corporation). His sister Suzanne Case is the Chair of the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).

Sergio Alcubilla looks at the world through the lens of working families, sacrifice, and commitment to the community. His prior occupation was as an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii working directly with Hawaii workers and families. Sergio is a first-generation immigrant with family roots in the Philippines. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law. As an attorney, he has never represented a hotel or resort, but he has worked with hotel workers. It’s safe to say that Sergio does not have friends or relatives who are billionaires, large Hawaii landowners, or who hold high positions in the corporate or government world.

Sergio is the real deal. He understands the problems and challenges of real people, and he’s committed to serving and making a positive difference for people and the planet.

This is why I’m supporting Sergio. This is why I’m encouraging you today to also offer him your support.

Unlike Ed Case, Sergio has pledged not to accept any campaign donations from big business or corporate PACs. He is committed to running a people-powered campaign, funded by small donors like you and me.

Please join me today and prior to the March 31 reporting deadline if at all possible, by going to his website at https://www.sergio4hawaii.com and offering him an online contribution of $22 or whatever amount is comfortable for your budget. Like you, my finances are stretched pretty thin this time of year, and many candidates need help. But I am going the extra mile for Sergio today.

Mahalo in advance for your help in supporting Sergio Alcubilla!

Note: The most important thing to me in evaluating a candidate is “core values” and the “lens” through which they look at the world. Whose interests do they serve?

However, I understand specific issues, and where the candidate stands on these issues is also an important factor. Please visit the issue section of his website and spend a little bit of time reviewing the issue details if you like.

Online contributions to the campaign made prior to December 30th are especially needed. The campaign is determined to win via people power, so please know that no contribution is too small – all are welcome!

For those that prefer to mail in their contribution: Sergio Alcubilla for Congress, P.O. Box 1991, Honolulu, HI 96805


Gary Hooser

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.) www.hapahi.org 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) - http://www.garyhooser.com/#four “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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