Vanessa Chong, longtime executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union Hawaii chapter, will be retiring in early 2018. Chong first joined the ACLU staff in 1981 and became the organization’s executive director in 1984. “Vanessa is leaving us a vital and strong organization and we look forward to a smooth transition,” said ACLU of Hawaii Board President Barbara … [Read more...] about Longtime ACLU Hawaii Executive Director Vanessa Chong to retire in early 2018
It's very easy to read the bad news out of Washington these days and think that we're different out here in Hawaii–protected by Democrats pretty much running everything. In fact, one of the great fears from having the presidency and congress guided by unapologetic white supremacy is that all that hate and fear permeates the nation at the bureaucratic level. Evidence of this … [Read more...] about ACLU Hawaii files disability discrimination complaint to U.S. Homeland Security
Clearly, the troll game of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is on fire these days. I knew that even before I got the press release yesterday from the ACLU Hawaii chapter saying the organization has issued a travel advisory for anyone headed to Texas. The advisory stems from the recent passage of SB4 in Texas. That law basically takes the 4th Amendment to the … [Read more...] about ACLU Hawaii issues travel advisory for anyone headed to Texas
It doesn’t take much effort to recall the arrest of protesters on the Mauna Kea summit during the fall of 2015. Activists were demonstrating against the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), vowing to protect Hawaii’s sacred grounds. Police ultimately arrested 14 people; they were charged heavy bails before the incident went viral and the charges dropped. Just approved by both the … [Read more...] about Will Hawaii Gov. David Ige sign anti-vandalism bill SB 895, which could criminalize homeless and activists?
[EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 15, Rep. Gabbard's office announced a change in venue for the Maui Town Hall meeting. Because more than 400 residents have already RSVP'd, they have decided to hold the Town Hall at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater instead of the Maui Tropical Plantation. The time and date of the Town Hall is unchanged.] So last night President … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Curious about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s recent statement on the Syrian missile attack? Ask her!