Koho Pono Voter Education Update

This past weekend 1,500 Koho Pono Legislative Report Cards were distributed at the 2016 DHHL Leadership Conference on Hawaiʻi island and taken to various Hawaiian Homesteads across the Hawaiian islands.  As of today over 3,050 Report Cards have been distributed mainly to Hawaiian Homestead Residents. If you would like to help or organize distributing these report cards door to door or at your community event please contact klhpoliticalactioncommittee@gmail.com.

Most importantly donʻt forget to cast your vote in the primary this Saturday, August 13.  Polls are open from 7 am to 6 pm.

Koho Pono at Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea

Koho Pono distributed over 300 report cards at Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea at Thomas Square from July 30-July 31, Saturday-Sunday.   The responses we receive regarding the report cards continue to be very positive among both Kanaka Maoli and non-Kanaka Maoli voters and prospective voters.  This weekend hundreds of report cards were given out to homestead leaders across the State at the DHHL Leadership Conference on Hawaii Island.

Canvassing this Sunday, August 7, 2016 has been CANCELLED due to 90% chance of rain.

Koho Pono Outreach 1200 Homes

Koho Pono, the voter education campaign of Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi Political Action Committee, has reached 12oo homes so far in the Papakōlea, Waimānalo, Kaʻaʻawa and Hauʻula Communities.  The next communities that will be visited are in Kapōlei, Nānākuli and Waiʻanae.  Check the schedule of canvassing dates on this website regularly for updates.

The overall response from the community regarding the report cards have been positive.  The Koho Pono campaign plans to visit every Hawaiian Homestead community on Oʻahu and are still looking for more sponsors to help print report cards.  If you would like to donate please email klhpoliticalactioncommittee@gmail.com.

Koho Pono Goes to Waimanalo

Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi Political Action Committee takes the Koho Pono 2016 Legislative Report Card to Waimanalo Hawaiian Homesteads

After successfully visiting 450 households on June 25, 2016 at Papakōlea Hawaiian Home Lands, the KLH Political Action Committee took the Koho Pono 2016 Hawaiʻi State Legislative Report Card to 250 homes in Waimānalo on Saturday, July 2, 2016.

Koho Pono means literally to ʻchoose wiselyʻ and the 2016 Hawaiʻi State Legislative Report Card helps Native Hawaiians and supporters to make informed decisions this year at Hawaiʻi State election polls.

KLH Political Action Committee does not take any State or Federal monies to support the Koho Pono campaign and therefore ask for support from the community to help pay for printing costs.  Currently the Koho Pono campaign relies on donations from individuals and private foundations.

Koho Pono at Papakōlea

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Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi (KLH) is a Native Hawaiian grassroots initiative for true self-determination as defined under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  Formed in 1987, KLH currently has over 20,000 Native Hawaiian citizens.  Its National Standing Committee, the KLH Political Action Committee, kick started its Koho Pono, a voter education campaign, on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. at Papakōlea Homestead.  Meeting at the Papakōlea Community Center, community members handed out 450 Koho Pono 2016 Hawaiʻi State Legislative Report Card.

Koho Pono means literally to ʻchoose wiselyʻ and the 2016 Hawaiʻi State Legislative Report Card helps Native Hawaiians and supporters to make informed decisions this year at Hawaiʻi State election polls.  The Report Card grades State Legislators and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustees on Bills and Issues that concern the Native Hawaiian people ranging from water rights to federal recognition.  Below is the grading system:
            A = Voted pro-Native Hawaiian
            C = Voted against the interests of Native Hawaiians with reservations.
            F = Voted against the interest of Native Hawaiians.

“This 2016 Legislative Session was anti-Hawaiian with legislation introduced that could potentially take away Native Hawaiian rights to access water and lands,” says Keoki Pupuhi, a Waikīkī resident and member of the KLH Political Action Committee.  Pupuhi goes on to say, “As Hawaiians we need to be vigilant at all levels of government, federal, state, and even county, to protect our rights.”

Koho Pono – Voter Education

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KOHO PONO means to Elect or Choose Wisely by making an informed decision when voting for an Hawaiʻi State elected official to represent your voice. The Koho Pono Legislative Report provides information and insight on key issues impacting Hawaiians and our communities including Mauna Kea, Water Rights, and Hawaiian Lands.  Download the pdf version of the Koho Pono report here.

ELECTION DATES
PRIMARY: August 13, 2016
GENERAL: November 8, 2016

REGISTER TO VOTE in the next Hawai’i State Election:
Online Hawai’i State Voter Registration
Last day to Register for Primary: July 14, 2016
Last day to Register for General: October 10, 2016

Here is the grading scale for Hawai’i State Legislators and Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustees:
A = Voted pro-Hawaiian
C = Voted against the interests of Hawaiians with reservations.
F = Voted against the interest of Hawaiians.

NOTE:  The Report Card is set up to be printed on 11 x 17 inch paper.