JULY 10, 2020—Today 350Hawaii.org announced endorsements for candidates running for Mayor, State Senator, State Representative, and County Council seats.  The most committed of our 6,000 members will support them by giving effort, ideas, time, money and other resources.

We are delighted to announce our enthusiastic support for

Colehour Bondera, House District 5
Kaapuni Aiwohi, House District 8
Simon Russell, House District 12
Adrian Tam, House District 22
Kim Coco Iwamoto, House District 26
James Logue, House District 29
Sonny Ganaden, House District 30
Matt LoPresti, House District 41
Vickie Kam, House District 42
Michael Chapman, House District 45

Mike Gabbard, Senate District 20
Chris Lee, Senate District 25

Mike Ruggles, Hawaii County Mayor
Paul Neves, Hawaii County Council District 3
Matt Kaneali‘i-Kleinfelder, Hawaii County Council District 5
Rebecca Villegas, Hawaii County Council District 7
Phillip “Ippy” Aiona, Hawaii County Council District 9

Anthony Makana Paris, Honolulu County Council District 1
Esther Kiaaina, Honolulu County Council District 3
Ryan Mandado, Honolulu County Council District 7
Will Espero, Honolulu County Council District 9

Gabe Johnson, Maui County Council (Lanai)
Tamara Paltin, Maui County Council
Keani Rawlins-Fernandez, Maui County Council
Shane Sinenci, Maui County Council

After extensive evaluation of candidates’ websites, questionnaire answers, public statements, and reputations in the community, we are confident that the knowledge, experience and drive these individuals bring to the Climate Crisis battle can lead to real action in the Mayor’s office, the legislature and councils.

350Hawaii.org was formed in 2014 explicitly to vanquish the causes of climate change. In the crucial election year of 2020, with Hawaii’s legislative session ruined by COVID-19, we are focusing on helping to elect the most climate-conscious, progressive people running for any office in the state.

If you have even a little free time, and want to make a difference in the fight to save our climate, please email blockard@350Hawaii.org, and join us at 350Hawaii.org.  Real climate action can only happen with more climate-friendly lawmakers! These candidates can use help with:

Volunteer in campaign offices, virtually; sign wave; put up flyers, signs and banners; register people to vote; GOTV in various ways; phonebank; raise money; research the opposition.

Share knowledge; look for opportunities; design flyers and mailers; think of who you know with influence; think of ways to reach voters during the quarantine.

Hand-address envelopes; text and hand-write postcards to people you know; educate & recruit family, friends, neighbors and co-workers; make sure they know how to Vote By Mail; learn about campaigning.

For YouTube, social media and TV ads; for printing and mailing costs; for food for volunteers.

Other Resources
After the quarantine, host a local campaign office in your home; host a house party; drive canvassers to neighborhoods.

The 350Hawaii.org Endorsement Team