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My love and passion for teaching is what led me to the decision to run for public office. I taught high school in the private school sector on O’ahu for 21 years before calling Maui home 6 years ago. I am currently a full-time student at UH Maui (working on my Master’s Degree in Education), volunteered since 2017 March to present in restoring Kaho’olawe, volunteer for Kihei’s Town Party, assisted with coordinating Hokule’a’s inaugural Mahalo Sail last summer in Honolua, and continue to tutor students on O’ahu and Maui.
I traveled to Oahu to urge passage of Senate Bill 3095 banning chlorpyrifos due to their harmful effects on pregnant women, children and older folks.
Ironically, Kihei has schools, daycare centers, and an adult care facility all within in close proximity to Monsantoʻs operation. When I got wind of my opponent doing her best to block the disclosure and buffer zone bill from passing, I was on the next flight out to testify. Priority should have been the lives and well-being of the people over corporate profit.
Disclosing what they are spraying, when they are spraying, and the amount being sprayed allows those of us living in the drift zone to make a informed decision to get out of harmʻs way. That really wasnʻt asking for much, yet my opponent worked furiously to weaken the bill.
My focus became notification and disclosure provisions. People have the right to know this critical information. I simply reiterated that if there is no harm in this neurotoxin, what was there to hide? My reminder was evident, this chemical was and is very harmful to our environment, our ʻaina.
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