Councilwoman Ruggles to Discuss Activism

Hawaii County Councilor Jen Ruggles, the youngest elected official in Hawai’i County,
will speak this Thursday, October 5th at University of Hawaii Hilo on “How to Grow Your Own Community Activist” in UCB 100 at 7PM.  She wants to inspire citizens who want to develop and hone their advocacy skills.

Ruggles will discuss a few of her own battles in behalf of the public, like working for public access to “Mills” beach at Papaikou and for establishing the “clean elections” program on the Big Island. On
Kaua’i, Ruggles worked for Pesticide Action Network to help a coalition of citizens in an epic struggle against huge and very powerful multinational agribusiness corporations.

Ruggles was elected to the County Council District 5 in Puna in 2016. She will talk about upcoming issues at the Council.

This talk is part of Global HOPE’s “America in Crisis Series.” There will be an open community discussion after Ruggles’ talk.

The presentation is free and the public is encouraged to attend.  For more information contact Noelie Rodriguez at 934-2635.

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