The vote on Gov. Linda Lingle’s effort to reform education ”’through”’ HB 2331 takes place Feb. 19th. Your voice, the voice of Maui County, is needed to make them hear that we want an opportunity for vote on “local school boards.” We must act by February 18th. The three committees must pass this bill on Thursday or it will die.

We should ask ourselves …

*Why do we have to beg our legislators to allow the people to vote on this important issue? We must demand that they listen now or we will use our power to vote to remove them.

*Why do they think they are smarter than the parents and families of the children? Forty years of failing students says they aren’t.

*Why are they afraid to listen? Maybe holding on to power is more important to them that the people they swore to represent.

Maui, Molokai and Lanai responded to the call from our governor to call and write the Legislature about this. It is time to respond again. The emails and fax numbers follow.

We must stay strong and convince the state Representatives and Senators that this is something that is more important than politics. This is about the future of Hawaii. We will oust them if they ignore us.

”Education Committee”

Roy Takumi, Chair, mailto:reptakumi@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-6170; Fax 586-6171

Cindy Evans, Vice Chair, mailto:repevans@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-8510; Fax 586-8514

Rep. Dennis Arakaki; mailto:reparakaki@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-6050; Fax 586-6051

Rep. Helene Hale; mailto:rephale@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-6530; Fax 586-6531

Rep. Hermina Morita; mailto:repmorita@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-8435; Fax. 586-8437

Rep. Michael Kahikina mailto:repkahikina@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-8465; Fax 586-8469

Rep. Brian Schatz; mailto:repschatz@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-9425; Fax 586-9431

Rep. K. Mark Takai; mailto:reptakai@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-8455; Fax 586-8459

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Tamayo; mailto:reptamayo@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-6080; Fax. 586-6081

Rep. Brian K. Blundell; mailto:repblundell@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-6160; Fax 586-6161

Rep. Corinne Ching; mailto:repching@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-9415; Fax 586-9421

Rep. Bertha Leong; mailto:repleong@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-6510; Fax 586-6511

Rep. Guy Ontai; mailto:repontai@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-6150; Fax 586-6151

”Judiciary Committee”

Eric G. Hamakawa, Chair; mailto:rephamakawa@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-8480; Fax 586-8484

Blake Oshiro, Vice Chair; mailto:repboshiro@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-6340; Fax 586-6341

Rep. Kirk Caldwell; mailto:repcaldwell@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-8475; Fax 586-8479

Rep. Jerry L. Chang; mailto:repchang@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-6120; Fax 586-6121

Rep. Robert N. Herkes; mailto:repherkes@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-8400; Fax. 586-8404

Rep. Ken Ito; mailto:repito@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-8470; Fax 586-8474

Rep. Ezra Kanoho; mailto:repkanoho@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-6270; Fax 586-6271

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee; mailto:replee@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-9460; Fax 586-9466

Rep. Marcus Oshiro; mailto:repmoshiro@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-8505; Fax 586-8509

Rep. Alex Sonson; mailto:repsonson@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-6520; Fax 586-6521

Rep. Joseph Souki; mailto:repsouki@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-9444; Fax 586-9499

Rep. Lynn Finnegan; mailto:repfinnegan@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-9470; Fax 586-9476

Rep. Barbara Marumoto; mailto:repmarumoto@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-6310; Fax 586-6311

Rep. David Pendleton; mailto:reppendleton@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-9490; Fax 586-9496

Rep. Cynthia Thielen; mailto:repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-6480; Fax 586-6481

”Labor Committee”

Marcus Oshiro, Chair; mailto:repmoshiro@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-8505; Fax 586-8509

Bob Naksone, Vice Chair; mailto:repnakasone@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-6210; Fax 586-6211

Rep. Kirk Caldwell; mailto:repcaldwell@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-8475; Fax 586-8479

Rep. Ken Ito; mailto:repito@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-8470; Fax 586-8474

Rep. Romy Mindo; mailto:repmindo@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-9730; Fax 586-9738

Rep. Joseph Souki; mailto:repsouki@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-9444; Fax 586-9499

Rep. Brian Blundell; mailto:repblundell@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-6160; Fax 586-6161

Rep. Mark Moses; mailto:repmoses@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-8500; Fax 586-8504

Rep. David Pendleton; mailto:reppendleton@capitol.hawaii.gov Ph. 586-9490; Fax 586-9496

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