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Platform Committee Passes Native Hawaiian Amendment Unanimously

Colleen Hanabusa. Photo - Blaine Fergerstrom

Colleen Hanabusa. Photo – Blaine Fergerstrom

Democratic Party Platform Committee Unanimously Passes Native Hawaiian Section

Democrat Colleen Hanabusa, Hawai‘i representative to the National Platform Committee, just advised via email: “The Caucus’ proposed language, with the following amendment to your first sentence, ‘Democrats also support efforts for self-governance and self-determination of Native Hawaiians. Native Hawaiians are the indigenous, aboriginal people of Hawai‘i whose values and culture are the foundation of the Hawaiian Islands. We support proactive actions by the federal government to enhance Native Hawaiian culture, health, language, and education. We recognize and honor the contributions and sacrifices made in  sevice to our country by Native Hawaiians,’ passed unanimously, just now.”

“We are grateful to Colleen Hanabusa for championing our proposal and to the 197 Platform Committee Members who voted unanimously to adopt it.  Mahalo, mahalo nui loa.”

Democratic Party Platform Committee meeting.

Democratic Party Platform Committee meeting.