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NOT ON OUR WATCH! Take action now, a hearing has been scheduled for FRIDAY. Certain Hawaii lawmakers are trying to take away Contested Cases, which are the people's process to protect our land and natural resources. The purpose of Contested Case hearings is to allow citizens to provide information so the decision makers (DLNR) can make an informed decision. If informed decision making and due process is a threat to these lawmakers and the establishment, then that is a threat to the people and land of Hawaiʻi.
These bills are obviously intended to disempower the people and disenfranchise them from their land. We are calling upon you ʻāina protectors, kiaʻi, to stand up in opposition and make your voice heard by submitting testimony, calling legislators and showing up on Friday for the scheduled hearing at the Capitol in the House Water and Land (WAL) committee.
✔ EMAIL: WALtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org ✔ SHOW UP: This Friday, February 2nd, at 9:00AM in House conference room 325.
✔ CALL: House Water and Land Committee.
Here are sample points for contacting state lawmakers:
▲ I strongly oppose HB1411 and urge you to strongly oppose HB1411. This is an attempt to diminish the public land use laws in Hawaii. Contested Case hearings flow from a longstanding judicial history of protecting and ensuring the rights of the people and natural resources of Hawaii. ▲ This bill is designed to overturn good law which provides due process, and it opens the door for projects which harm public rights and interests. ▲ The strong land use laws in the state of Hawaii are there to protect the people and the land of Hawaii. I encourage you to support the maximum protection of our rights to due process and the protection of Hawaii’s people, land and natural resources. Please vote in opposition to HB1411.
WATER AND LAND COMMITTEE REPS TO CALL: ▼ Chair Rep Ryan Yamane D12 Spreckelsville, Pukalani, Makawao, Kula, Keokea, Ulupalakua, Kahului 586-6150 ▼ Vice Chair Rep Sam Kong D33 Parts of Aiea 586-8455
▼ Rep Beth Fukumoto D36 Mililani, Mililani Mauka 586-9460
▼ Rep Cindy Evans D7 North Kona,