Sign Wave and Rally Thanking County Council – Act 244 Fair Elections Pilot Program

Large signs and visuals at May 10 rally in front of Kamehameha Statue on Kamehameha Ave

Media Release:

WHO: Students and Citizen Supporters of Act 244 — Fair Elections Pilot Program for Big Isle County Council Elections

WHAT: Sign-Wave and Rally Thanking County Council for their support for broad public interest over narrow private interests in elections.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM

WHERE: In front of Kamehameha Statue on Kamehameha Avenue, between the intersections of Pauahi St. and Manono St.

WHY: According to an AARP Survey, 74% of eligible voters in Hawaii support modernizing Hawaii’s outdated partial public funding option to a full public funding option.  Act 244 is a pilot program running for Hawaii County Council elections testing this program.  Four out of nine Hawaii County  Council candidates are now publicly funded under Act 244.  Citizens want to say “mahalo” to the Hawaii County Council for supporting this program and for doing what is right.

CONTACT:  Noelie Rodriguez 895-3494, Jennifer Ruggles 333-0784, Keahi Tajon 896-2880, Kory Payne 457-8622

Voter Owned Hawaii

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