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Kauai Residents: Still more help needed TODAY on SB3095 HD1

Kauai residents should EMAIL Senate President Ron Kouchi at senkouchi@capitol.hawaii.gov TODAY (if at all possible prior to April 12) and request politely and professionally that he support SB3095hd1 without making any further changes to it. Please send a thoughtful and … Continue reading

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KEY POINTS AND FAQ REGARDING SB3095 HD1 (pesticide regulation)

What you can do to help: Respectfully email and/or call TODAY AND BEFORE APRIL 12th, and ask your district Senator, to support ACCEPTING SB 3095 HD1 – AS IS. If you live in a community impacted by heavy pesticide use … Continue reading

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SB3095hd1 and next steps needed to achieve meaningful pesticide regulation.

SB3095hd1 passed the House of Representatives unanimously today during its 3rd and final reading! It is 100% on the Senate now to approve the House recommendations. Read the Bill, check out the votes and testimony – it’s all here: https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=3095&year=2018Continue reading

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Syngenta, Geneva, Kauai and Compunction

What does the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights held recently in Geneva Switzerland have to do with Kauai? Earlier this month, I was honored to be invited and to speak at this event following the screening of … Continue reading

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Self-Serving Charter Amendments And The Direct Democracy Option  

Not sure if others were as surprised as I was to see the 5 to 2 vote in support of moving forward a measure that if passed by voters would allow council-members to serve an unlimited amount of terms. Perhaps I … Continue reading

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The Realities of Council Service

People are often curious about the reality of serving as a member of the Kauai County Council. How much time does it take to do the work?  How much does it pay?  Do you really have to give up your … Continue reading

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Comments Received From My Recent Email Outreach

Below is a sampling of comments that have come in since I sent out an email asking: Please tell me which new progressive candidate you would like most to see elected in 2018, and why. 2)  Please tell me what … Continue reading

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