Americans for Democratic Action - Hawai'i Chapter - endorses David Ige for re-election as our Governor. He has been aligned with our policy goals to defend civil rights, support medical aid in dying, increasing educational resources, opposing NextEra's attempt to take-over Hawaii's electrical generating facilities; he agrees that we need to rid our coral reefs of oxybenzone, that we need to make our tax system more fair, and that we need to alleviate our very critical housing problems.
"Our Board is concerned about social and economic justice," said ADA Hawaii President John Bickel. " We believe that Governor David Ige is the better candidate to defend these values against the opposing corporate interests."
The organization has about 250 members and has actively engaged in state and local political issues for many years.
Americans for Democratic Action Hawai'i endorses Beth Fukumoto for Congress in District 1.Beth is fully aligned with our policy goals to oppose the Trump administration's regressive
policies and has a positive agenda to promote economic, political, social, and environmental
justice. "Our board was impressed with her at the candidate forum," said ADA Hawaii President
John Bickel. " We believe she could build up seniority and be the kind of powerful voice for the
less advantaged as Patsy Mink, our former organization president, was." Rep. Fukumoto has a
record of good votes and clean ethics.
ADA Hawaii endorses in these legislative races:
SD4 Heather Kimball
HD2 Chris Todd
HD42 Jacob Schafer
Americans for Democratic Action is an organization founded in the 1950s by leading supporters of the New Deal and led by Patsy Mink in the 1970s. We are devoted to the promotion of progressive public policies. We have about 250 active members statewide.