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Legislature & Politics

Chutzpah, Exhibit “A”

In September, I posted our amici brief in Evenwel v. Abbott, No. 14-940, the reapportionment case which the U.S. Supreme Court is considering. The issue in the case is whether Texas’ use of total population when it reapportions its state legislature is consistent with the Equal Protection Clause, or whether districts

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Video: Hawaii’s Growing Libertarian Party

In this episode of E Hana Kakou, Grassroot President Keli’i Akina interviews Tracy Ryan, Chair of the Libertarian Party of Hawaii, and Tom Berg, a Libertarian candidate for the Hawaii Legislature. The influence and presence of Hawaii’s Libertarian Party has been growing in recent years, injecting new ideas into the public

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Grassroot Institute Releases Communication with Ige Campaign

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

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Letter from Grassroot Institute to Sen. Ige

The Honorable Sen. David Ige PO Box 2999 Aiea, HI 96701 United States Dear Senator Ige, Thank you for your letter explaining the concerns which have motivated you to withdraw from tomorrow’s Grassroot Institute Gubernatorial Forum. Please accept my apology for any miscommunication or presumption on our part. I respect

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Gubernatorial Forum Proceeds without David Ige

Although David Ige has communicated today that he plans to withdraw from participating in the Grassroot Institute Gubernatorial Forum on Friday, August 22, the event will continue with the full participation of the other major candidates for governor: James “Duke” Aiona, Mufi Hannemann and Jeff Davis. The candidate forum,  which will

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What is your vote worth?

The Grassroot Institute wants your vote to count, as do you. Our Republic was born July 4, 1776 when the Continental Congress approved the wording of the Declaration of Independence … words that would go on to echo in history as a profound statement of our natural right to liberty.

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Goliath

Grassroot Note: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is fortunate to have many thoughtful and experienced members who we invite to contribute their own insights into the issues that affect our islands. As part of a series of articles meant to highlight those unique voices, we are happy to bring you

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Voters are the Winners of Hawaii’s Open Primary Decision

By Malia Hill When US District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright upheld Hawaii’s open primaries on Thursday, denying the efforts of the state’s Democratic Party to put an end to the open primary system, he mentioned that the heart of the Party’s arguments were based on, “assumptions about voter behavior

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Chutzpah, Exhibit “A”

In September, I posted our amici brief in Evenwel v. Abbott, No. 14-940, the reapportionment case which the U.S. Supreme Court is considering. The issue in the case is whether Texas’ use of total population when it reapportions its state legislature is consistent with the Equal Protection Clause, or whether districts

Read More →

Video: Hawaii’s Growing Libertarian Party

In this episode of E Hana Kakou, Grassroot President Keli’i Akina interviews Tracy Ryan, Chair of the Libertarian Party of Hawaii, and Tom Berg, a Libertarian candidate for the Hawaii Legislature. The influence and presence of Hawaii’s Libertarian Party has been growing in recent years, injecting new ideas into the public

Read More →

Grassroot Institute Releases Communication with Ige Campaign

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

Read More →

Letter from Grassroot Institute to Sen. Ige

The Honorable Sen. David Ige PO Box 2999 Aiea, HI 96701 United States Dear Senator Ige, Thank you for your letter explaining the concerns which have motivated you to withdraw from tomorrow’s Grassroot Institute Gubernatorial Forum. Please accept my apology for any miscommunication or presumption on our part. I respect

Read More →

Gubernatorial Forum Proceeds without David Ige

Although David Ige has communicated today that he plans to withdraw from participating in the Grassroot Institute Gubernatorial Forum on Friday, August 22, the event will continue with the full participation of the other major candidates for governor: James “Duke” Aiona, Mufi Hannemann and Jeff Davis. The candidate forum,  which will

Read More →

What is your vote worth?

The Grassroot Institute wants your vote to count, as do you. Our Republic was born July 4, 1776 when the Continental Congress approved the wording of the Declaration of Independence … words that would go on to echo in history as a profound statement of our natural right to liberty.

Read More →

Goliath

Grassroot Note: The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is fortunate to have many thoughtful and experienced members who we invite to contribute their own insights into the issues that affect our islands. As part of a series of articles meant to highlight those unique voices, we are happy to bring you

Read More →

Voters are the Winners of Hawaii’s Open Primary Decision

By Malia Hill When US District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright upheld Hawaii’s open primaries on Thursday, denying the efforts of the state’s Democratic Party to put an end to the open primary system, he mentioned that the heart of the Party’s arguments were based on, “assumptions about voter behavior

Read More →

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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