Leimomi Khan, Chair, Hawaiian Affairs Caucus, recently released the following statement:  "The Governor has stated, “We respect those who oppose the project and their rights to peaceably assemble and to protest in an orderly and civil manner.”  Yet, all we have seen and heard about are law enforcement plans.  Thus, we call on the Governor and the Mayor of Hawaii to support the Pu’uhonua and to provide plans that would allow for the voices of Native Hawaiians and others to be heard without putting our people in harms way, and to respect their constitutionally protected rights to peaceably assemble under the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and to practice their traditional and customary rights under Article 12, Sec 7, of the Hawaii State Constitution.”