Testimony in support of Pu’uhonua at Kulani needed

Aloha peace and justice ohana,

Please submit short testimony via email to the State legislature by Monday, Feb. 3rd in support of SB 3119 for a Pu’uhonua at Kulani run by Ohana Ho’opakele.
That’s really all you need to say.   My short testimony is below.
To submit testimony, click on the link below and then click on SB 3119 about half way down on left, then click on submit testimony box.  Mahalo  for your solidarity.



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

Sample testimony by Jim Albertini

Aloha Senators,
Our organization supports SB 3119 but would urge that the Bill be renamed as supporting a Pu’uhonua at Kulani following up on Act 117 passed in 2012. Ohana Ho’opakele, not DPS, should be the controlling organization of the Pu’uhonua.  It’s time to return to a model alternative to prison rooted in Hawaiian culture –the Pu’uhonua as a place of healing where ho’oponopono and other positive steps would be taken to heal individuals, families, and our communities, reduce recidivism, and  save the state a lot of money.  Kulani Pu’uhonua should be the first modern day Pu’uhonua.  Pu’uhonua on other islands should follow promptly.

Mahalo for your support.
Jim Albertini