Royalty came to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor when the 2018 Miss Hawaii United States Queens came to visit me in the Ceremonial Room.
Chelsea Clement – Miss Hawaii United States 2018 Tiffany Alcos – Miss Junior Teen Hawaii United States 2018 Rachel Suerth – Ms. Woman Hawaii United States 2018 Thea Rose Lazaro – Little Miss Hawaii United States 2018 Rylee Brooke Kamahele – Pre Teen Hawaii United States 2018
Congratulations to all of them for representing Hawaii with beauty, brains and grace. I thoroughly enjoyed talking story with them and learning about their experience at the Miss United States National Pageant in Orlando in July. Our Miss Hawaii United States 2018 also placed 2nd runner up at the National Pageant. Way to go, Chelsea! ... See MoreSee Less
On behalf of Governor David Ige, it was my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, better known as C-SPAN, and help them kick off its bus tour of Hawaii.
The C-SPAN Bus, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, embarked on its 50 Capitals Tour in September 2017 to engage students, community members and elected officials in every state.
Kahu Kordell Kekoa blessed the C-SPAN Bus with a traditional ceremony involving all those who attended and using a maile lei, rainwater and Hawaiian salt.
After the blessing, the C-SPAN Bus was officially open to the public where visitors can use interactive tablets and stations to learn more about the network and its programming.
Honolulu is the 39th Capital on the Bus Tour and while in Hawaii, C-SPAN will enjoy the beauty, the sunshine and, of course, the aloha of the 50th State.
C-SPAN will surely witness and feel the aloha spirit as its Bus discovers Hawaii, first on Oahu for two days then the Bus will be shipped over to Maui where it will travel around the Valley Isle for two days.
Everywhere the C-SPAN Bus goes, it will host community events and highlight the rich, diverse culture and history of Hawaii.
Programs, showcasing a variety of Hawaii venues, public officials, authors and local historians, will be on all C-SPAN networks during October 6-7 weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
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
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 […]
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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 […]