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Sample email on legislative bills

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Aloha legislators:

Our organization strongly urges you to vote down SB 2816, HB2501 and HB 1501.

Both SB 2816 and HB 1501 appear to be efforts by Governor David Ige and various special interests to ram thru TMT and criminalize peaceful first amendment protest on State lands.  Please protect the constitutional right of free speech and the right of citizens to protest.  Attempts to fast tract TMT in the past caused major problems for the state and a second attempt is likely to result in more of the same.  Allow existing legal due process procedures to stand.  No more special legislation for special interests. Vote down these bills.

We also urge you to vote down HB2501 which we view as a sneaky bill involving corporate theft of public streams.  Our organization has been growing kalo in Kurtistown for 36 years and we want to support small scale taro farmers and the people’s right to water (not A&B Big 5 corporate interests) on Maui.

Mahalo for your consideration.

Jim Albertini

president


Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org www.malu-aina.org

Urge legislators to vote down SB 2816 & HB 2501

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Aloha Kakou,

SB 2816 appears to be another effort by Governor Ige to ram thru TMT and criminalize peaceful first amendment protest on State lands.  Protect the constitutional right of protest. Vote this bill down. This bill is due to be voted on Tuesday, May 3rd at 10AM so action is needed NOW!   Please speak out and urge State legislators to vote against SB 2816 –Trespass on State lands bill.  Mahalo.  Legislators email addresses are below.  You can call toll free from the Big Island 974-4000 and ask for the legislative office you want. I would encourage those on Oahu to go to the Capitol Tuesday morning in protest of this bill and the Maui water bill HB 2501 which is the corporate theft of Maui streams.

Jim Albertini

SENS:

senbaker@Capitol.hawaii.gov, senchunoakland@capitol.hawaii.gov, sendelacruz@capitol.hawaii.gov,senenglish@capitol.hawaii.gov,senenglish@capitol.hawaii.gov, senespero@capitol.hawaii.gov,sengabbard@capitol.hawaii.gov, sengaluteria@capitol.hawaii.gov,sengreen@capitol.hawaii.gov,senharimoto@capitol.hawaii.gov, senihara@capitol.hawaii.gov, seninouye@capitol.hawaii.gov,senkahele@capitol.hawaii.gov,senkeithagaran@capitol.hawaii.gov, senkidani@capitol.hawaii.gov, senkim@Capitol.hawaii.gov,senkouchi@Capitol.hawaii.gov,sennishihara@capitol.hawaii.gov, senriviere@capitol.hawaii.gov, senruderman@capitol.hawaii.gov,senshimabukuro@capitol.hawaii.gov, senslom@capitol.hawaii.gov, sentaniguchi@capitol.hawaii.gov, senthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov,sentokuda@capitol.hawaii.gov, senwakai@capitol.hawaii.gov

REPS:

 repaquino@Capitol.hawaii.gov,  repbelatti@Capitol.hawaii.govrepbrower@Capitol.hawaii.govrepcachola@Capitol.hawaii.govrepchoy@Capitol.hawaii.gov,
repcreagan@Capitol.hawaii.govrepcullen@Capitol.hawaii.govrepdecoite@Capitol.hawaii.govrepevans@Capitol.hawaii.govrepfukumoto@Capitol.hawaii.gov,
rephar@Capitol.hawaii.govrephashem@Capitol.hawaii.govrepichiyama@Capitol.hawaii.gov,  reping@Capitol.hawaii.govrepito@Capitol.hawaii.gov,
repjohanson@Capitol.hawaii.govrepkawakami@Capitol.hawaii.gov,  repkeohokalole@Capitol.hawaii.govrepkobayashi@Capitol.hawaii.govrepkong@Capitol.hawaii.gov,
repclee@Capitol.hawaii.govreplopresti@Capitol.hawaii.gov,  replowen@Capitol.hawaii.govrepluke@Capitol.hawaii.govrepmatsumoto@Capitol.hawaii.gov,
repmcdermott@Capitol.hawaii.govrepmckelvey@Capitol.hawaii.govrepmizuno@Capitol.hawaii.govrepmorikawa@Capitol.hawaii.govrepnakashima@Capitol.hawaii.gov,
repohno@Capitol.hawaii.govreponishi@Capitol.hawaii.gov,
 repmoshiro@Capitol.hawaii.govreppouha@Capitol.hawaii.govreprhoads@Capitol.hawaii.govrepsaiki@Capitol.hawaii.gov,
repsanbuenaventura@Capitol.hawaii.govrepsay@Capitol.hawaii.govrepsouki@Capitol.hawaii.govreptakayama@Capitol.hawaii.govreptakumi@Capitol.hawaii.gov

‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2016 on Oahu

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2016 on Oahu

Please attend as many of the events listed below and pass the word to friends.  The Festival honors Puhipau (who passed away recently) and his partner Joan Lander and their wonderful documentary work Na Maka o Ka ‘Aina (Eyes of the Land) Mahalo.

Jim Albertini for malu ‘Aina

 

Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege

http://www.honolulumuseum.org/events/films/15670-mauna_kea_temple_under_seige
Directed by Puhipau and Joan Lander. 2005. 57 min.
Sunday, May 8 at 1pm

This portrait of a mountain that has become a symbol of the Hawaiian struggle for physical, cultural and political survival explores conflicting forces as they play themselves out in a contemporary society where cultures collide.
Screens with:
Kapu Aloha 101:
ʻŌiwi TV. 2015. 11min
– and –
ʻO Poliʻahu me Kūkahauʻula
Directed by Hunter Catton. 2016. 7min.

 

‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2016
May 7-8, 2016

http://honolulumuseum.org/15677-iwi_film_festival_2016

Opening Night: The Tribunal 

http://www.honolulumuseum.org/events/films/15669-tribunal

Pele’s Appeal + Stolen Waters

http://www.honolulumuseum.org/events/films/15671-peles_appeal_stolen_waters

Pohakuloa Sham Earth Day Celebration

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Pohakuloa Sham Earth Day Celebration

The Hawaii Tribune Herald had an article on page A-6 yesterday (April 21, 2016) about Pohakuloa having an Earth Day celebration today, April 22.
Can you imagine such hypocrisy?  Here is a place where upwards of 14 million live rounds are fired annually by the US military and is contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU), lead, etc.  Bombing the sacred ‘aina is the daily routine.  Such a sham earth day celebration is worse than the cartoon below.
Jim Albertini

 

Sham Earth Day

Please pass the word on the ‘Oiwi Film Festival 2016 on Oahu

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Please pass the word on the ‘Oiwi Film Festival 2016 on Oahu.  

Here is the link to the ‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2016 lineup:

http://honolulumuseum.org/15677-iwi_film_festival_2016



Malu ‘Aina places Special emphasis on the film:
Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege
Sunday May 08

1PM


http://www.honolulumuseum.org/events/films/15670-mauna_kea_temple_under_seige

Directed by Puhipau and Joan Lander

2005. 57 min.

A decade before Mauna Kea was the scene of protests against the development of a 30-meter telescope, Puhipau and Joan Lander turned their cameras on the volcano. For five years, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina captured on video the seasonal moods of Mauna Kea’s unique 14,000-foot summit environment, the richly varied ecosystems that extend from sea level to alpine zone, the legends and stories that reveal the mountain’s geologic and cultural history, and the political turbulence surrounding efforts to protect the most significant temple in the islands, the mountain itself.

Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege paints a portrait of a mountain that has become a symbol of the Hawaiian struggle for physical, cultural and political survival. The program explores conflicting forces as they play themselves out in a contemporary island society where cultures collide daily.

Featuring Aka Mahi, Pualani Kanahele, Kealoha Pisciotta, Paul Neves, Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer, Keawe Vredenburg, Sam Gon III, Julie Leialoha, Kahu o Terangi, Kapono Souza, Clarence Kukauakahi Ching, Debbie Ward and Nelson Ho. 

See the trailer.