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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, September 15, 2010

www.HawaiiansUnite.com endorses Neil Abercrombie for Governor of Hawai'i

I urge you to consider supporting Neil Abercrombie for Governor of Hawai'i. Please go to this link: http://www.neilabercrombie.com/index.php/main/more/native_hawaiians/ to read about Neil's efforts on behalf of Native Hawaiians in everything from Hawaiian homestead, federal recognition, education, healthcare and even the restoration of Kaho'olawe. Neil Abercrombie has been a strong voice for Hawai'i's original inhabitants, and his support has been constant.

On a personal level, he was one of my father's closest friends during their University of Hawai'i graduate school days. Our 'ohana followed Uncle Neil's advocacy efforts as a Board of Education member, state legislator and eventually U.S. Congressman. Uncle Neil's core values and deep compassion for the people of Hawai'i have never changed - he has remained pono in his character and aloha for all things Hawaiian. Even in his personal life, he embodies the values that we cherish: when my father was dying, Uncle Neil flew all the way from Washington D.C. to say aloha in person. And whenever my keiki and I were in Washington D.C., he would go out of his way to honor my father's memory by pouring into his mo'opuna.

There isn't a man I trust more than Neil Abercrombie to lead Hawai'i forward in a way that preserves the rights of kanaka maoli, and honors Hawai'i's original inhabitants.

Imua Uncle Neil!