January 2019 News

Navigating the Legislature Workshop at Nānākuli

On January 14, 2019 Ka Lāhui Hawai’i Political Action Committee (KPAC) held a Navigating the Legislature workshop at Ka Waihona O Ka Na’auao Charter School.  There were about 40 community members (including one legislator) in attendance and was a chance for KPAC to share about how the legislature works, why its important to get involved and give out information. 

Aloha ‘Āina: Ma Uka to Ma Kai Rally at the Capitol

KPAC collaborated with many community organizations to plan and implement Aloha ‘Āina: Ma Uka to Ma Kai Rally at the Capitol on January 16, 2019. There were about 1,000 people in attendance including students, politicians, and community members to hear speeches from ‘Aloha ‘Āina activists and protectors from across the archipelago. There were informational booths and attendees had an opportunity ku’i (pound) taro. There was also music, hula, prayer and singing on this day which was the opening day of the Legislature.

KPAC Shares the Kanaka Maoli Priorities to the Hawai’i State Leg

On January 16, 2019 KPAC held its second annual “Kanaka Maoli Priorities” at the Hawai’i State Legislature. There about 30 community people in attendance including legislators and their staff. We presented the KPAC priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session that included the Kuleana Lands and Quiet Title bill and a “No Further Development on Mauna Kea”.