Ideally, an election is more than simply filling in the square next to a party affiliation. It should be about more than simply articulating a person’s privileges or bigotries. It should achieve more than quantifying the effects of propaganda and misinformation. Democracy requires real, meaningful elections, and that means voters need to have information. Not memes, GIFs or … [Read more...] about MauiTime’s 2016 General Election Endorsements
Stacy Helm Crivello
Oh, joy, it’s time for another General Election. In Hawaii, this is a special kind of treat. Voters only got to see a new campaign finance report this week, after what seemed like months of candidate and political action committee (PAC) spending and fund-raising without any reporting whatsoever. Voters also have to contend with a bunch of state constitutional amendments and … [Read more...] about Don’t Know How To Vote In The Upcoming Election? We Can Help!
As I've detailed on many previous posts, a considerable majority of the Maui County Council views the state's open meetings law–also called the "Sunshine Law"–with feelings ranging from muttering disagreement to contemptuous disdain. And why not? The law restricts them from getting together in groups comprising a quorum without officially sending out notices to the public, … [Read more...] about Maui County Council Members Fire Yet Another Salvo At Hawaii Sunshine Law
It’s that time again. Time to take stock of America, think about the challenges facing this great nation, look deep into our hearts and decide which person who probably didn’t get enough parental affirmation when he or she was an infant should write our laws and stand around like they actually run the place. It’s Election Time! Woohoo! Of course, we understand if you want to … [Read more...] about CORRECTED: MauiTime’s 2012 General Election Candidate and Amendment Endorsements