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"A ia hoi, nani ka maika'i a me ka oluolu, O ka noho lokahi pu ana o na hoahanau!" "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" Psalm 133:1

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Invitation To Presidential Candidate Town Hall & Native Hawaiian Caucus - May 17 in Irvine, CA

Following is a special invitation from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to a Native Hawaiian Caucus and to the upcoming Asian/Pacific Islander Presidential Candidate Town Hall. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of history as we caucus, submit our questions, and then hear from the three major candidates for President of the United States!

RSVP's are due wikiwiki to Noelani@HawaiiansUnite.com Please provide your name, address, e-mail address and phone number. Mahalo!!!

Here is all the information from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' Continental Outreach Coordinator Aulani Apoliona:

The APIAVote 2008 Presidential Candidate Town Hall will be at the Bren Events Center at UC-Irvine on Saturday, May 17th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

We see this Presidential Candidate Town Hall as a historical opportunity to listen to Senators McCain, Obama and Clinton. OHA is sponsoring the Town Hall event and we have many tickets to the Town Hall.

We are also purchasing 100 admissions to the Briefing scheduled at the Students Center at UC-Irvine from 10:00 am that same morning.

In addition, OHA is planning to host a Hawaiian Caucus luncheon and panel discussion - free of charge – for our guests attending the 10:00 am briefing and others who want to come early for the Town Hall. Noelani Jai will be the RSVP coordinator.

Seats for the Briefing and the Luncheon are limited, so please ask anyone who is committed to attend to RSVP ASAP.

Here is a summary of what we are offering our Hawaiians for May 17th:

OHA will provide free admission to the first 100 Hawaiians and guests to RSVP their commitment to attend the10:00 am Briefing. We are arranging to host a Continental Breakfast from 8:00 – 9:30 am at a meeting room at the UC-Irvine Students Center. We will gather the Hawaiians before they go into their 10:00 am Briefing

OHA is planning to set up a Native Hawaiian Caucus luncheon and Panel Discussion -also at no charge - to the first 200 Hawaiians and guests to RSVP their commitment to attend. The 200 would include the first 100 attending the 10:00 am Briefing and the next 100 who RSVP their desire to attend both the luncheon meeting and the Town Hall .

OHA will provide free admission and seating to an additional 100 Hawaiians and guests (additional 100 plus the 200 from the luncheon meeting = total of 300 admissions) to the Presidential Candidate Town Hall from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Noelani Jai has agreed to assist by being the RSVP contact person. She can be reached at