Congratulations to the Boys & Girls’ Club of Hawaii – Wai`anae Clubhouse

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UHWO Grand Opening Aug. 18, 11AM-5PM

Children & Youth Day – Sunday October 7, 2012

Senator Chun Oakland is proud to present the 19th Annual Children and Youth Day (CYD), happening on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 10am- 3pm at the State Capitol and surrounding areas. The purpose of CYD is to celebrate and honor our children and youth and the special contributions they make to our Community.

Families and parents will be able to collect resources from over 300 exhibitors and community organizations, whose services and programs are committed to keeping young children safe, healthy and ready to succeed. Please join us for a free day of thrilling adventures, surprises and excitement. There will also be nonstop entertainment, games & rides, demonstrations, guided tours and food & drink vendors.

If you or your organization are interested in participating as an interactive vendor, early bird registration will continue until July 31st! The early bird registration fee of $85 provides you with a 10×10 booth space, 1 table, 2 chairs, parking and lunch passes. Starting August 1st, the registration fee will go up to $125 per booth.

The link to the online form to sign up to participate is: http://bit.ly/HCYD2012App. There are also many volunteer opportunities available through CYD. A complete listing of areas of need are listed here also.

Lastly, stay connected with Children and Youth Day for all the latest info via Facebook and Twitter by searching “HawaiiCYD”. See last year’s fun here: www.HawaiiCYD.org.

Mahalo,

Tyrell Ma’ae, Committee Clerk
Office of Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland
State Capitol, Room 226
Honolulu, HI  96813
Phone: (808) 586-6130
t.maae@capitol.hawaii.gov

19th Annual Children and Youth Summit – Monday, October 1, 2012

The 19th Annual Children and Youth Summit will once again be hosted at the State Capitol on Monday, October 1, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The invitation and registration form is below for your convenience.

Aloha,
The Hawaii State Legislature’s Keiki Caucus

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OHA unveils voter education campaign



OHA employees register Native Hawaiian concertgoers to vote.

HONOLULU (Aug. 6, 2012) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is heightening efforts to rally new voters for the Nov. 6 general election, launching a web page, enlisting celebrity spokespeople and organizing registration drives across the state.

The new “Voter Education” web page features the candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and offers their views on various issues that concern Native Hawaiians.

Users can watch videotaped responses to such questions as the candidates’ role in improving conditions for Native Hawaiians, or scour written answers to questions about stances on legislative priorities like federal recognition.

The web page coincides with a statewide registration drive, named “Hawaiian Voice, Hawaiian Vote,” which has signed up at least 1,400 Native Hawaiians over a five-week period.

The registration efforts have been helped by spokespeople such as professional football player Kealoha Pilares and local singer Lehua Kalima.

OHA’s registration efforts have also generated buzz from posters, radio and television commericials, newspaper advertisements and a Facebook page aimed at convincing Native Hawaiians of the need to vote.

To visit the Voter Education page, go to: http://www.oha.org/votereducation

To register to vote, visit: http://www.oha.org/page/register-vote

For Facebook updates on the voter registration drive, visit: http://www.facebook.com/HawaiianVoiceHawaiianVote