Representative Kaniela Ing of Maui, who introduced the bill noted that Hawaiʻi has the lowest voter turnout in the nation. He said this challenge could jeopardize the effectiveness of Hawaiʻi’s democratic process.
The effort was aimed at reducing the amount of second-hand smoke and toxic litter on Maui’s beaches, and included cleanup efforts at Hāna Bay, Baldwin Beach, Kahului Harbor, Waiehu, Olowalu, Hanakaʻōʻō Beach and Sugar Beach.
The Lawmakers Listen event runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, at the Kīhei Charter School stage room, located in the Līpoa Center in the old Hapa’s location near First Hawaiian Bank on East Līpoa Street.
“What an amazing show of Maui speaking out. I was totally blown away by the energy of the massive crowd. For me it was about caring about our community’s health, our right to know what’s in the food we eat…”