Posts tagged: Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009

Akaka Bill: Hawaiians Demand Akaka Bill Hearings in Hawaii

By , August 8, 2010 8:25 pm

Akaka Bill: Hawaiians Demand Akaka Bill Hearings in Hawaii

Stop the Akaka Bill

Leon Siu’s piece about the Akaka Bill recently appeared in the Hawai’i Reporter on August 3, 2010.

An excerpt:

We are contacting you to make you aware of broad opposition to S.1011, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009, otherwise known as the Akaka bill, throughout Hawai`i and to ask for your vote AGAINST this bill.

Regardless of what Hawai`i Senators Akaka and Inouye have told your office, the people of Hawai`i, including Native Hawaiians, do not support the Akaka bill and are demanding public hearings be held in Hawai`i before any vote occurs in Congress.

Over the years, poll after poll has shown the citizens of Hawai`i, both native and non-native to be overwhelmingly opposed to this bill.

Seen here http://boss.hawaiireporter.com/hawaiians-demand-akaka-bill-hearings-in-hawaii-petition-shows-broad-anti-akaka-bill-sentiment/

Akaka Bill: Doc Hastings delivered a floor statement opposing H.R. 2314 the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 aka the Akaka Bill

By , March 18, 2010 10:09 pm

Akaka Bill: Doc Hastings delivered a floor statement opposing H.R. 2314 the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 aka the Akaka Bill

Listen to Doc Hastings claim that the Akaka Bill is racist against Americans which is inaccurate. The Akaka Bill does not single out and target Americans based on their national origin.

Instead the Akaka Bill is used as a tool not only to try to strip Hawaiians and their legal heirs of their property rights, the Akaka Bill is also being used as a tool to single out and target Hawaiians based on their national origin, Ko Hawai’i Pae Aina.

Here is an example of their racism against Hawaiians:

However the only people singling out and targeting any people are those who are singling out and targeting Hawaiians based on their national origin (Ko Hawai’i Pae Aina) like Doc Hastings who speak ill of Hawaiians and lie about Hawaiians.

Ironically while the Akaka Bill is fundamentally flawed and is being used as a tool to say hateful things about Hawaiians Republicans and Hawaiians have one common denominator:

Republicans and Hawaiians do NOT want the Akaka Bill:

1. In the House, Republicans overwhelmingly voted against the Akaka Bill with 160 Republicans voting “Nay” and only 6 voted “Yea.” Click here to see the voting vote results in the House.

Source: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll059.xml

2. According to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), they have 109,000 signatures for their Kau Inoa “Native Hawaiian” Registration and though they do not divulge their methodology they would need the majority of the signatures of Hawaiians plus 1 which means they need 200,532 signatures from approximately 401,062 Hawaiians/oiwi left in this world to get the majority. However they claim to only have 109,000 signatures which means that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is STILL short of majority as in approximately 91,532 signatures short of majority. This figure also does not include Hawaiian citizens who are not oiwi.

Sources:

http://www.oha.org/pdf/databook/2006/DataBook2006Demographics.pdf

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100313/ap_on_re_us/us_native_hawaiians

The Akaka Bill is a racist bill not because it is racist against Americans or Haole people. Instead it is RACIST AGAINST HAWAIIANS where some people are singling out and targeting Hawaiians based on their NATIONALITY as in citizens of Ko Hawai’i Pae Aina otherwise known as the Hawaiian Kingdom. That is… some people are singling out and targeting Hawaiians based on their national origin.

Thus sometimes racism against Hawaiians rears its ugly head.

When some people discuss the Akaka Bill they LIE about Hawaiians.

Aue some people.

Republicans have struck down the Akaka Bill twice in the last 10 years. Republicans need to strike down the Akaka Bill once and for ALL.