At our last General Caucus meeting, we selected this item as one of our nine priority items. We will be advocating on its behalf, but you can do more by helping to spread the word, and writing your representatives to express your individual support for this bill. I have copied an e-mail from Debbie Hecht on the Big Island, with contact information and talking points.
Let’s get the word out that we support this bill. You will find details below.
Please write to the members of the Water Land and Ocean Resources Committee and ask them to support
Bill 1385- Relating to Coastline Preservation.
IF PASSED THIS MEASURE WOULD PRESERVE ALMOST 100 MILES OF HAWAII ISLAND SHORELINE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.
TALKING POINTS: Bill 1385 will protect almost 100 miles of coastline on Hawaii Island by preserving ocean access, protect the reefs from sedimentation and protecting habitat for ocean species, protect the Ala Kahakai Trail, protect over 35 cultural sites along the Trail, link the 4 National Parks, provide room to build a parallel trail for hiking and biking for residents and visitors, that could be the foundation of an eco-tourism industry and provide jobs for people of our island.
IN YOUR EMAIL at the subject line- write BILL 1385-COASTLINE PRESERVATION- SUPPORT
ASK THE COMMITTEE TO PUT THIS ON THEIR AGENDA FOR 2011.
To Read the text of Bill 1385 and to see a map of the almost 100 miles of shoreline to be preserved go to www.dhecht.com
Bill 1385 is a top priority for the Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus and the Surfrider Foundation. We are asking groups for letters of support.
These are the committee members of the WATER, LANDS AND OCEAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE.
Cut and paste the following email addresses to send an email TODAY:
repchang@Capitol.hawaii.gov, rephar@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repcabanilla@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repcarroll@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repchong@Capitol.hawaii.gov, firstname.lastname@example.org,repherkes@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repito@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repmorita@Capitol.hawaii.gov, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, repthielen@Capitol.hawaii.gov
We are very lucky to have 4 Big island reps on committee, If these representatives are from your district please make sure you stress that you are a voter in that district.
- Chair Chang from South Hilo, Waiakea Kai, Kaumana, Keaukaha and
- Nakashima from Kohala and Hamakua and Hilo,
- Herkes from South Kona and Ka’u,
- Coffman from Kona.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- Do you have a group that we can meet with to get a letter or support?
- Hand out the attached information sheet.
- Read the text of the Bill at www.dhecht.com and download the map.
- Can we put your name on the Angels List to be kept informed?
- Could you be a key person to keep other people in your email contacts informed?