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Republicans and the Akaka Bill

By , February 6, 2010 11:48 pm

Republicans and the Akaka Bill

I mentioned that I would be posting the latest vote of the Akaka Bill. Here it is.

On December 16, 2009 the House Natural Resources Committee meeting approved the “Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009″ (H.R. 2314) also known as the Akaka Bill, introduced by Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI), by a vote of 26-13:

http://resourcescommittee.house.gov/images/Documents/20091216/2413_as_amended.pdf

Who are its members?

http://resourcescommittee.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=96&Itemid=27

29 Democrats to 20 Republicans

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee met on December 17, 2009 and passed it too:

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/assets/pdf/M11487071217.PDF

Who are its members?

http://indian.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=About.Members

9 Democrats to 6 Republicans.

Power. Balanced. The Akaka Bill stall = Courtesy of some Republicans so if you are Republican and oppose the Akaka Bill please write to your senator and let him or her know to put an end to the Akaka Bill.

Please refrain from racist comments about Hawaiians when it comes to the Akaka Bill.

I notice so many racist statements being said about Hawaiians. Those racist statements about Hawaiians when discussing the Akaka Bill are unnecessary.

Here is the link to write to your senator:

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

To write to the president click here. President Obama  has explicitly stated that he *will* pass the Akaka Bill when he became president.

Let us put a stop to that.