Kona Debate With Abercrombie and Ige – July 29

Posted on 07/22/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy AARP Hawaii will sponsor a debate between Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel on Tuesday, July 29 (9:30 – 11:30 a.m.). The Kona forum is the only remaining debate on AARP’s voter education schedule before the Primary Election on August 9. The debate will focus on issues of importance to older voters and their families – including health care, retirement security, jobs, support for family caregiving, and long-term care. The format …

Governor Withdraws From 3 of 4 Scheduled Debates

Posted on 07/14/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy Gov. Neil Abercrombie has withdrawn from three of four AARP-sponsored debates with Sen. David Ige, a campaign spokesperson announced late Friday citing “scheduling difficulties.” Among the canceled debates are Kahului (July 18), Hilo (July 28), and Honolulu (August 2). The spokesperson for Abercrombie said the governor will participate in the Kona debate, scheduled for Tuesday, July 29. “AARP Hawaii is deeply disappointed that the governor will not be taking part in three of the four debates that his campaign had …

AARP to Participate in City Complete Streets Workshop

Posted on 07/10/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy Representatives of AARP Hawaii have been invited to take part in a two-day workshop to develop a design manual to implement the City and County of Honolulu’s Complete Streets ordinance (Ordinance 12-15). Participating in the workshop will be AARP volunteer and retired Department of Planning and Permitting employee Elizabeth Chinn, who joins AARP Hawaii Director of Community Outreach Jackie Boland on a committee charged with developing design guidelines for Complete Streets implementation. Boland also serves on the City Transportation Commission. …

Abercrombie and Ige to Face Off in AARP Debates

Posted on 07/3/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige will participate in four separate debates sponsored by AARP Hawaii on Maui, the Big Island and Oahu in the weeks leading up to primary election. The debates are among numerous federal and state issue forums AARP has planned for this election season to help inform members and the general public on where candidates stand on public policy issues that impact their lives. The first debate will be held on Maui on July 18. This will be …

Voter Education Kicks Off with U.S. Senate Debate on July 15

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy Hawaii had the lowest voter turnout among all states in 2012 – with less than half (44.5 percent) of eligible voters casting ballots. Yet, older voters turn out to the polls at a much higher rate than any other age group, suggesting that Hawaii voters age 50-plus will play an important role in determining this year’s election results. Beginning in July, AARP Hawaii will sponsor a televised debate and numerous in-person voter education events designed to help residents make informed …

AARP Visits Hawaii Members of Congress to Talk Issues

Posted on 05/22/2014 by | AARP Hawaii | Comments

Advocacy AARP Hawaii State President Gerry Silva and State Director Barbara Kim Stanton visited Capitol Hill on May 21 to urge Hawaii’s elected representatives to back bills, including the Older Americans Act, that can help Americans live their best lives. Visits to the offices of Senators Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard took place to discuss a variety of issues crucial to older Americans. “This Congress has an opportunity …