This year think independently!

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Mufi Hannemann is thrilled to accept the invitation to join the Hawaii Independent Party and run as the people’s candidate for the office of Governor of Hawaii. By not following the dictates of any party or their partisan ideology, he is free to do what’s best for all the people of Hawaii — and that is to restore open and honest government, and get Hawaii moving again!
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PLEASE MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO MUFI’S CAMPAIGN TODAY!  You may also mail a check to – The Hannemann Committee, PO Box 459 Honolulu Hawaii 96809  (Maximum Contribution is $6,000)

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A message from Mufi Hannemann

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Could 2014 Be The Year Of The Independents?

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Hawaii Independents Mufi Hannemann and Les Chang participate in the Kailua Independence Day Parade.

 

Excerpts from Forbes Magazine – Doug Schoen –  7/4/14:

Could 2014 Be The Year Of The Independents?

It might just be.

…it comes as no surprise that voters desperately want the opportunity to change the political system and break the cycle of perpetual gridlock.

A record number of Americans identify as independents. The latest figures from the NBC News/WSJ poll have it at 42 percent. And although independent candidate still trail Democrats and Republicans in the generic ballots, there are a few independent candidates who could play a significant role in shifting the balance of power in this country.

The former mayor of Honolulu, Mufi Hannemann, is running for governor of Hawaii as an independent to appeal to voters across the political spectrum. Hannemann said, “I think clearly people are not happy with the way both major parties sometimes push folks to accept party platforms – or the rigidity of party platforms – either having to appeal to the far left or the far right. I’ve always been a moderate. I’ve always been a centrist. I’ve always been independent.”


I am not suggesting that our two party system is dead, but it is dying and in need of a shakeup. Independent and third party candidacies are an integral part of that shakeup.

All of this is to say that there is a great opportunity for independent candidates to make a splash in 2014…

READ THE WHOLE STORY 

 

 

Kailua Fourth of July Parade features Mufi’s young hero

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Michael-Logan Jordan is embraced by Mayor Mufi Hannemann after presenting him with two personal mementos.

It was great to connect with the 2014 National Military Child of the Year Michael-Logan Jordan, who presented me with two of what he calls “challenge coins.”

The first is from is his 2014 Military Child of The Year medal and the other is his Logan’s Heroes Foundation which raises money for wounded warriors. What an honor it is to receive these mementos from a brave warrior himself — who is in the July issue of Money Magazine.

July is also Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month and Michael-Logan is one of 1,500 in the state challenged with this disease. Despite living with pain daily, the 15-year-old Kalaheo High student still managed to march with me at the Kailua 4th of July parade. Congrats to his parents, Chris and Rebecca, and Michael-Logan’s siblings, Jaxson and Sophia for their bright spirits and patriotism.

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Chris, Michael-Logan Mufi, Rebecca and Sophia Jordan

 

In case you missed it, here is an article I wrote in Midweek on the Jordan Family recently:

http://www.midweek.com/hawaii-lifestyle-news-opinions/saluting-bravery-young-warrior/

 

Recent StarAdvertiser poll shows public agrees with Hannemann’s position on sports stadium

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The June 29th StarAdvertiser poll shows that almost 60% of their online readers don’t like the idea of “downsizing” Hawaii’s commitment to a major sports stadium.

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In his Sunday column, Dave Reardon, took exception to the current “think small” mentality being displayed by state government.

It’d be tough to think big with a smaller stadium

If seating capacity is decreased from the current 50,000 at Aloha Stadium to 30,000 or something close to it, we’re waving a white flag on vision and thinking big.

Gubernatorial candidate Mufi Hannemann wants to go big, assuming there’s help.

“Let’s take a page from other cities and aggressively market for a private partner,” he said, citing large Asian corporations specifically. “At 50,000, as it is, we’re barely in the game. It restricts us.”

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In Ferd Lewis’s recent article in the StarAdvertiser, he quotes Hannemann on the stadium issue:

Mufi Hannemann, a Hawaii Independent Party candidate for governor, said, “I believe that we need a new stadium, but I question whether we’re going backwards by building a stadium with less seating capacity and doing it in the name of trying to save dollars.”

Hannemann, who was involved with the NFL Pro Bowl, said, “I know that this will definitely restrict the type of events and activities that we can bring to Hawaii, and we’ve worked very hard through the years — many people have — to make the case for the fact that we can be an international sporting arena and host major events, and I think this impacts not just football, but soccer and other sports.”

StarAdvertiser – 6/27/14

You can still join Mufi’s Hawaii 100 – til June 30th!

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Lt. Governor candidate Les Chang with HIP Gubernatorial candidate Mufi Hannemann.

Be a part of Mufi’s Hawaii 100, with your contribution of $100 by June 30th.

Hawaii Independent Party candidate for governor, Mufi Hannemann has agreed to abide by the state’s voluntary campaign spending limit for this year’s election.

That means it is important that he gets individual contributions of $100 or less from Hawaii residents. The deadline for this reporting period is June 30th.

If you like ideas like bringing an inter-island ferry service back, and independent leadership that will respect the wishes and desires of the people of Hawaii, join Mufi’s Hawaii 100 today.

Please ask 3 to 5 of your friends to join the cause by making a contribution too. It’s people like you who can make this happen.

Visit Mufi’s Website at http://www.VoteMufi.com, click on the green button below, and make your contribution for $100. You can also mail it before June 30th to:

The Hannemann Committee
P. O. Box 459
Honolulu, HI 96809
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Mike Ellis
Treasurer, The Hannemann Committee

Think Independently… Come Home to the Middle.

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Superferry critics out of sync with vast majority

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When Mufi Hannemann brought up reviving an inter island ferry service, it was widely supported throughout the state. The critics seemed to be focused on partisan politics rather than transportation alternatives for Hawaii’s people.  A recent StarAdvertiser online poll underscored just how overwhelming the support for reestablishing a ferry service is, and the attached letter to the editor says it all pretty clearly.

StarAdvertiser Poll 6/18/14
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Letter to the Editor, StarAdvertiser 6/16/14

Superferry is sorely missed by residents

Regardless of one’s feelings about Mufi Hannemann’s candidacy for governor, knocking the Superferry is not a valid argument (“Keeping Superferry afloat still doesn’t seem reasonable,” Star-Advertiser, Volcanic Ash, June 8).

As someone who travels frequently to the neighbor islands these days and has to deal with exorbitant airline prices and associated inconveniences, it just reinforces the need for alternative ocean options, which are especially helpful to residents as well as being attractive to tourists.

One of my main recollections of travel on the Superferry was the great number of local people and families on board, including workers coming for jobs with their vehicles and gear.

Travel was super convenient, smooth and comfortable, unlike Seaflite, where mechanical breakdowns were a problem. Seasickness was definitely not a significant issue.

I credit any politician who has the foresight and the backbone to propose a fresh look at one of our biggest island deficiencies.