I’m stressing out about today and worried that you won’t show up. If you don’t show up we will lose and if we lose that will be a crying shame.
Will you at least take 2 minutes to hear me out? If you’ve already voted, please disregard the below message and accept my sincerest mahalo!
If you’ve not yet voted, please read on, and please take my thoughts in the positive spirit in which they are intended.
We are all busy. We all have bills to pay and a zillion things to catch up on.
I get it. But I don’t think once every 2 years is too much to ask.
We have smart, good, hard-working people of high integrity running for office on every island. There’s Fern Anuenue Holland on Kaua’i, Walter Ritte on Maui, and Senator Laura Acasio on Hawai’i Island. On Oahu, there’s Ikaika Hussey, Kathy Feldman, Natalia Hussey-Burdick, and Kim Coco Iwamoto.
I trust these individuals completely.
Each has been working 24/7 for months to get their message out and earn your vote, setting the rest of their life to the side because they want to serve you in public office.
They are doing this because they, like myself, believe in our system of government. They believe that pay-to-play is wrong, they believe that the massive houseless crisis that confronts us is unacceptable, and they believe and know in their hearts that the protection of our planet must not be sacrificed in pursuit of the almighty dollar.
But they cannot serve, they cannot offer the change needed, and they cannot cast the critical votes required, unless they get elected. And they can’t get elected unless you and others show up to vote. – TODAY
Perhaps now more than any time in recent history, there is a critical mass of good candidates running at the State and Federal levels on all islands, AND exceptional candidates running in every County (click https://ponohawaiiinitiative.org to see the full endorsement list).
At the “top of the ticket” I have no doubt whatsoever that Kai Kahele – Governor, Keith Amemiya – Lieutenant Governor, Sergio Alcubilla Congress CD1, and Jill Tokuda Congress CD2 are the right choices and will serve us well.
The candidates, up and down the ticket, have done their part and I ask you please today to do yours. Locate the ballot that was mailed to you two weeks ago, fill it out, drive it to a drop box nearest to you – and vote TODAY. https://elections.hawaii.gov/voter-service-centers-and-places-of-deposit/
Need more info on the candidates and why you should support them? Read this blog piece assembled for this very purpose. https://garyhooser.blog/2022/08/11/my-most-popular-blog-posts-pertaining-to-saturdays-primary-election/
If you’ve not yet registered to vote, or perhaps misplaced your ballot – it’s ok. Call (808-453-8683) or visit the Office of Elections TODAY, and they will fix you up.
At this point in time, it’s too late to mail in your ballot, it needs to either be dropped off in person or you need to vote in person.
Please, it will just take a few minutes.
It’s important. We need you. We’re counting on you actually.
Former Hawai’i State Senator