Uncle Sam’s KAHEA for Ohana Ho’opakele Ho’olaulea

Please forward to friends and do what you can to support this noble effort for Pu’uhonua as alternative to prisons.

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Subject: Uncle Sam’s Kahea
Aloha kakou!
This is Uncle Sam Kaleleiki sending out a Kahea!
Ohana Ho`opakele is planning a Ho`olaulea for
Saturday, May 12th at the King Kamehameha statue in Hilo.
We need your kokua!
We need kokua to serve on our planning committee.
We need kokua to make the stew.
We need kokua to sell the tickets.
We need kokua to play music.
Right now we have 534 of you who have signed on to our Kahea to support Pu`uhonua as an Alternative to Prison.
It seems this movement is picking up steam with the possible passage of a bill in the Hawai`i legislature to direct the Department of Public Safety to work with us and other restorative justice groups to plan for a Pu`uhonua or Wellness Center, preferable at the site of the Kulani prison, and to bring the plan back before the legislature next year.
The news of this bill has been carried in the press in 36 states of the USA and Washington D.C.
We need kokua to raise funds to make this dream of a Pu`uhonua happen.  Please contact us and volunteer yourselves to help us or
to donate materials or funds for the Ho`olaulea.
Contact me or any of the board:
Sam Kaleleiki, Jr., President of Ohana Ho`opakele, Cell 808-937-7193
Jim Albertini, Secretary, tel. 808-966-7622, email: ja@malu-aina.org
Ronald Fujiyoshi, Treasurer, tel. 808-959-9775 or 345-9688, email: ronsan2224@aol.com
Kini Kaleilani Burke, Cultural Practitioner, tel. 808-937-4847, email: ulikini@earthlink.net
Tetsuya Grizzly Yamada, email: aloha_rocio@yahoo.com
Mahalo plenty!
Please save the date: May 12th at the Kamehameha statute!