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OHA candidates to attend forum on HCC campus

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu Community College's Native Hawaiian Center, Po‘i Nā Nalu, and Hui ‘Ōiwi will be hosting an Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) candidate forum for the students and employees of the college.  

"The purpose of this forum is to foster responsible civic engagement by providing an accessible platform for candidates to meet with students. Candidates will be able to share more about who they are and what their stance is on important issues. Students and the community at large will be able to learn more about issues that directly affect our community encouraging critical thinking and allowing them to make informed decisions," shares Ka‘iulani Akamine, Principal Investigator of Po'i Nā Nalu, a Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program.

Voter turn out in Hawai'i continues to be one of the lowest in the nation with only about 56% of registered voters turning out for the general election.  This year's primary election returns show about 42.3 percent, or 290,653 of the state's 687,500 registered voters, casted ballots.

OHA recently announced their new voter registration campaign, "Hawaiian Voice, Hawaiian Vote" to include more than 20 registration drives on college campuses and community events to encourage Native Hawaiians to exercise their right to vote.   

"Twenty-­‐six (26) percent of our student population is comprised of Hawaiians or part Hawaiians.  We hope to empower not only our Native Hawaiian students but our entire student and campus community about the candidates and the issues that will directly impact our state's future," Akamine said.  

 The following candidates will be present at the forum:

 AT LARGE 

AKINA, Keli‘i APOLIONA, Haunani MAKEKAU, Kealii RITTE, Walter

 KAUAI

ALALEM WORTHINGTON, Keola ALBAO, Liberta Hussey BURKE, Jackie Kahookele PACHECO, Haunani POMROY, Sharon

 HAWAI‘I

LINDSEY, Robert MEYERS, William

 

*** Wednesday, October 10, 2012

10 am – 11:30 am
Norman W.H. Loui Conference Center
Building 2, Room 201, 874 Dillingham Blvd.

Copyright 2012 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.

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