It was my honor to be part of a discussion on the current state of immigration in the United States. The event, held at the Harris United Methodist Church, was put on by the Hawaii J20+ organization, which is nonpartisan and not affiliated with any political party.
J20+ resists the onslaught of attacks on social, economic and environmental justice; immigrants/undocumented/refugees; disability/POC/indigenous/LGBTQLA/women rights; free speech; and independent press.
The moderator was Nandita Sharma, associate professor of Sociology at the University of Hawaii.
The other speakers included: AMY AGBAYANI, co-chair of the Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights, was born in the Philippines and retired from UH Manoa in 2016. She was chair of the InterAgency Council for Immigrant Services, Hawaii Civil Rights Commission and Hawaii Judicial Selection Commission.
DOUG CHIN is the Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii and former Attorney General from 2015-2018. As Attorney General, he led other states in suing President Trump for banning travel from Muslim-majority nations into the United States based on discrimination.
CLARE HANUSZ is an attorney and the founder of Aloha Immigration.
JOHN KAWAMOTO was an analyst for the State Legislature before retiring. All of his grandparents were immigrants. He is a member on the Hawaii J20+ Immigration Committee, where he has taken a lead role in advocating for the Ho‘okipa Bill in the Hawaii State Congress.
JOSH WISCH is the Executive Director of the Hawaii ACLU.
NICOLE WOO is the Chair of Harris United Methodist Church's Sanctuary ministry team. ... See MoreSee Less
It was my pleasure to meet all those who recently attended the Hawaii Korean-U.S. Citizens League's Get Out & Vote Seminar.
The nonprofit organization helps enfranchise all immigrants in Hawaii and encourages them to fully participate in the political process.
They believe, by ensuring political participation by all those eligible, we can have a more robust democracy representing all citizens of Hawaii.
The Hawaii Korean-US Citizens League has held several functions over the years, including voter drives, free naturalization classes, forums and seminars educating and introducing candidates to the public.
I commended everyone at the event for wanting to vote. It’s our civic duty and a right that no American should ever take for granted. ... See MoreSee Less
It was my pleasure today to meet Cao Ting, a consulate officer for the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles. She requested the meeting on behalf of Consul General Zhang Ping to inquire about a future courtesy visit for him to our state.
Thanks to Frank Cao for accompanying Ms. Cao today to the Lieutenant Governor's Ceremonial Room. ... See MoreSee Less
Recently, Lt. Governor Chin joined Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa on Hawaii Public Radio’s Bytemarks Cafe to discuss the ʻAina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School Program. Also included were Mililani High School Vice-Principal Andrea Moore and 2017-18 President and Associated Students of Mililani High School 2017-2018 President Alyssa Yamada-Barretto. ʻAina Pono is the State […]
DOUGLAS S. CHIN LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2018 STATEWIDE STUDY REVEALS HOW TO “BEEF UP” THE ‘AINA PONO HAWAI‘I STATE FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM HONOLULU — The ‘Aina Pono Hawai‘i State Farm to School Program has received much fanfare and recognition from students, farmers and state legislators […]
Lt. Governor Chin visited the Department of Education School Food Services Branch (SFSB) to thank Albert Scales, Dexter Kishida and the whole team for their enthusiasm and hard work on the ʻAina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School Program. Working with the Lt. Governor’s Office and many public and private partners, SFSB has dedicated its […]