AARP Debate for Governor

AARP invites you take advantage of early registration for our FREE July 18th Federal and State Issues Forum and Gubernatorial Debate between Governor Neil Abercrombie and Senator David Ige, Democratic frontrunners in the primary election. Please pass this information on to others whom you think would be interested.

Date: Friday, July 18, 2014
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Maui Beach Hotel
170 W. Kaahumanu Ave.
Kahului, HI 96732

This is a chance for attendees to get up close and personal with the Democratic candidates for governor and learn the latest information about:

· The Future of Social Security
· Caregiving & Long-Term Care Challenges
· AARP Legislative Update.

This is a free event. Register: or toll free at 1-877-926-8300.

AARP to Sponsor Gubernatorial Debate on Maui - FINAL

Star Advertiser: Declaration provides citizen road map to opportunity

By Stephanie Ohigashi
Star Advertiser
July 6, 2014

Fireworks, flags, face painting, family and food is how we in Hawaii celebrate the Fourth of July. Of course, the real celebration is to honor our founding fathers and the 238th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. As Americans, we were given a road map to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That road map is our guide and an important building block in the foundation of the Democratic Party of Hawaii.

As Democrats, we also hold dear that one singular and most powerful truth, that all men are created equal, and we strive to ensure that equality and equal opportunity is our top priority in all that we do. We also celebrate the freedom that our men and women in uniform who serve around the world work hard to protect. As the newly elected chairperson, a woman and a neighbor islander, I am proof positive that equality, affirmative action and the freedom to express our own opinions are alive and well in Hawaii nei.

Stephanie Ohigashi is chairperson of the Democratic Party of Hawaii.