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Will Free Markets Lead to a Freer Hong Kong?

A few weeks ago, I was in Hong Kong when the government of the People’s Republic of China issued its response to Hong Kong’s request for a free election of its chief executive. While a free election would be allowed, the nominees would first need to be approved by Communist

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Efforts to divide Hawaiians from non-Hawaiians

This article was first published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Redefining Native Hawaiians as a tribe would disrespect history and benefit only a few As a proud ethnic Hawaiian and loyal United States citizen, I am troubled by efforts to divide Hawaiians from non-Hawaiians by creating a sovereign race-based tribe or

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Grassroot Testimony on Internet Taxation

March 20, 2014 To: Senate Committee on Ways & Means Sen. David Y. Ige, Chair Sen. Michelle N. Kidani, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: HB 2135 — RELATING TO TAXATION   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Grassroot Testimony on GMO Labeling

March 20, 2014 To: House Committee on Agriculture Rep. Jessica Wooley, Chair Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SB 2435 HD1 PROPOSED — RELATING TO AGRICULTURE   Dear Chair and Committee Members: From ancient times the Hippocratic Oath

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Grassroot Testimony on the Minimum Wage Bill

March 18, 2014 To: House Committee on Labor & Public Employment Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Chair Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SB2609 RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Grassroot Testimony on Lobbying Bill

March 11, 2014 To: House Committee on Judiciary Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair Rep. Sharon E. Har, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SB 2629 RELATING TO LOBBYISTS   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to offer

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Grassroot Institute Testimony to Maui Council on GMOs

Maui Council: Please Protect Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers from Anti-GMO Hype Campaign January 27, 2014 TO: Maui Council PIA Committee RE: PIA 58 FR: Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. President/CEO, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii   Aloha Council Committee Members, Fact – There is no conclusive scientific evidence that human beings have been

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2013 Grassroot Report: Major Victory for the Aloha Spirit!

Great News! 2013 has been a year of major victory for the Aloha Spirit. Hawaii’s people successfully blocked repeated attempts to promote and create a state-sponsored, race-based nation (formerly, the Akaka Bill). Even “stealth” efforts to promote such a nation were uncovered and exposed by Grassroot Institute. You can be

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Will Free Markets Lead to a Freer Hong Kong?

A few weeks ago, I was in Hong Kong when the government of the People’s Republic of China issued its response to Hong Kong’s request for a free election of its chief executive. While a free election would be allowed, the nominees would first need to be approved by Communist

Read More →

Efforts to divide Hawaiians from non-Hawaiians

This article was first published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Redefining Native Hawaiians as a tribe would disrespect history and benefit only a few As a proud ethnic Hawaiian and loyal United States citizen, I am troubled by efforts to divide Hawaiians from non-Hawaiians by creating a sovereign race-based tribe or

Read More →

Grassroot Testimony on Internet Taxation

March 20, 2014 To: Senate Committee on Ways & Means Sen. David Y. Ige, Chair Sen. Michelle N. Kidani, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: HB 2135 — RELATING TO TAXATION   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Grassroot Testimony on GMO Labeling

March 20, 2014 To: House Committee on Agriculture Rep. Jessica Wooley, Chair Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SB 2435 HD1 PROPOSED — RELATING TO AGRICULTURE   Dear Chair and Committee Members: From ancient times the Hippocratic Oath

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Grassroot Testimony on the Minimum Wage Bill

March 18, 2014 To: House Committee on Labor & Public Employment Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Chair Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SB2609 RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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Grassroot Testimony on Lobbying Bill

March 11, 2014 To: House Committee on Judiciary Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair Rep. Sharon E. Har, Vice Chair   From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.   RE: SB 2629 RELATING TO LOBBYISTS   Dear Chair and Committee Members: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii would like to offer

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Grassroot Institute Testimony to Maui Council on GMOs

Maui Council: Please Protect Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers from Anti-GMO Hype Campaign January 27, 2014 TO: Maui Council PIA Committee RE: PIA 58 FR: Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. President/CEO, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii   Aloha Council Committee Members, Fact – There is no conclusive scientific evidence that human beings have been

Read More →

2013 Grassroot Report: Major Victory for the Aloha Spirit!

Great News! 2013 has been a year of major victory for the Aloha Spirit. Hawaii’s people successfully blocked repeated attempts to promote and create a state-sponsored, race-based nation (formerly, the Akaka Bill). Even “stealth” efforts to promote such a nation were uncovered and exposed by Grassroot Institute. You can be

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PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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