Updated: Aug 29, 2020
Kelly Takaya King named as one of the first endorsed candidates.
JUNE 23, 2020—Today 350Hawaii.org announced early endorsements for 15 candidates running for 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 Shannon Matson, House District 3 Jeanné Kapela, House District 5 Tina Wildberger, House District 11 (Incumbent) Walter Ritte, House District 13 Becky Gardner, House District 20 Trish La Chica, House District 36 Amy Perruso, House District 46 (Incumbent) Sandra "Kaui" Pratt Aquino, House District 48 Micah Pregitzer, House District 50 Lisa Marten, House District 51 Heather Kimball, Hawaii County Council Mason Chock, Kauai County Council Felicia Cowden, Kauai County Council Luke Evslin, Kauai County Council Kelly King, 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 legislature and councils... We formed 350Hawaii.org 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 legislators! These candidates can use help with: Effort 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.
Ideas 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.
Time Hand-address envelopes; educate & recruit family, friends, neighbors and co-workers; make sure they know how to Vote By Mail; learn about campaigning.
Money 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.