In response to the Ige campaign’s release of their communication stating specific concerns over the upcoming Grassroot Gubernatorial forum, we are releasing our response to the Ige campaign.
Although concerns of the Ige campaign were raised only after Mr. Ige’s withdrawal and well after plans had been made and agreed to by Ige staff, Grassroot Institute was willing to make any necessary accommodations.
Justin Martin, Communications Director for Grassroot Institute, states, “The Institute had made clear what the terms of the forum were, including the intended audio broadcasting and video recording, and these were agreed to by the Ige campaign. The last minute withdrawal was a surprise. It is disappointing that the Ige campaign made a unilateral decision to withdraw without even stating its concerns or giving us the opportunity to accommodate them, which we would have.”
The letter from the Grassroot Institute to the Ige campaign can be read in its entirety at www.grassrootinstitute.org/2014/08/ige-pulls-out-of-2014-gubernatorial-forum/
The forum will be held tomorrow, August 22, at 12 pm. A live audio stream of the event can be heard at www.thinktechhawaii.com/live-on-spreakercom.html
The event has been sold-out and no walk-ins will be permitted. Representatives of the news media are welcome to attend. For details, please contact Justin Martin at 1(808)753-0455.
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Place: Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
PDF: Ige to Grassroot
PDF: Grassroot to Ige