A Get Out the Vote (Use your Vote! Use your Voice!) Rally


Legislative decisions significantly affect the quality and affordability of public higher education in the State of Hawaii.

Legislative decisions also immediately affect the salaries, working conditions, and opportunities available to all of UHPA’s members.

It is crucial that all members of the UH community, including students, faculty, staff and administrators, participate fully in the democratic process in order to try to influence the formulation and successful passage of legislation that understands the importance of supporting and adequately funding higher education in Hawai’i.

Towards that aim, a rally aimed at getting out the UH vote has been organized to encourage students, faculty, staff and administrators at UH to use their voice by using their vote.

This is a non-partisan effort encouraging all those who are eligible to participate in the electoral process.

There will be a short line-up of speakers drawn from all sectors of the UH community who will address issues of importance in the upcoming election. There will also be live music, information and vote-registration booths, give-aways of signed Jack Johnson CDs and light refreshments. Hawaiian Studies Professor, Jon Kamakawiwo’ole Osorio, will be the emcee for the rally.

*We need your help* Please spread the word to your colleagues, your staff and your students*

Co-sponsors of the rally include: the University of Hawai’i Professional Assembly (UHPA); the Graduate Students Organization (GSO); Kanu Hawai’i and; KTUH (radio).

For more information, please contact Dr. Nandita Sharma at 808-384-1426.



Neil Abercrombie: On the Importance of Public Education

Monday, October 25, 2010 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at UH Manoa, Campus Center Ballroom. Light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by Students for Abercrombie.

UHPA Turns Up the Heat: Two New TV and Radio Spots to Support Abercrombie

With just a little over a week before the general election on Nov. 2 and reliable polls showing a head-to-head battle between gubernatorial candidates Neil Abercrombie and Duke Ainoa, UHPA has added two new TV and radio spots to the arsenal to help ensure Abercrombie gets into Washington Place.

The first spot, titled “No More Negative,” expresses the sentiment of voters who have grown weary of all of the negative advertising on TV.  Rather than be sidetracked by the negativity and discouraged from voting, the TV commercial urges voters to focus on the character of the candidates and to vote Neil Abercrombie for governor.

The second spot, titled “Future,” adopts an entirely different tone from any other political TV spot currently on the air.  Using the image of a little girl, the spot encourages voters to refocus on what the gubernatorial election is all about – the future of Hawaii.

Both spots begin airing this coming week on Oceanic Cable as well as network stations KGMB, KHON and KITV during the morning, afternoon and evening.  The radio spots, which have the same audio as the TV spots, will be airing on such stations as KSSK AM and FM, KHVH AM, KRTR AM and FM, KINE FM, KUMU and KPOI.

Educator Unity Rally to Support the Abercrombie for Governor Campaign

We want all educators to unite at Iolani Palace/Kamehameha Statue on Thursday, October 28th to hold signs for Neil Abercrombie & Brian Schatz.  The event will run from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
Please RSVP to James Urbaniak, HSTA Leeward UniServ Director (jurbaniak@hsta.org), to reserve a seat on the bus:

Thursday, October 28th Event, Iolani Palace

RSVP by Tuesday, 10/26/10 by 5:00 pm

  1. Bus leaves from Leeward Community College parking lot at 3:30 pm and will return to the LCC parking lot around 6:30 pm.
  2. Bus leaves from Windward Community College parking lot at 3:30 pm and will return to the WCC parking lot around 6:30 pm.
  3. Bus leaves from Kapolei High School front parking lot at 3:15 pm and will return to the Kapolei HS parking lot around 6:45 pm.

Bus rides are free and drinks/snacks/t-shirts will be provided to all sign wavers.  If you have a UHPA t-shirt, please wear it to the event! 

Please spread the word and bring as many of your colleagues as possible (make sure they all RSVP if they wish to use the bus transportation).

United, we will help Neil Abercrombie and Brian Schatz get elected on November 2nd!

Who is UHPA Endorsing in the General Election?

Click here to view the list of UHPA Endorsements for the General Election.

UH Wahine Volleyball – October 15 and 17 – Sign Waving on Dole Street

The Abercrombie for Governor Campaign needs sign wavers an hour before game time on Dole Street above the parking structure. Be there at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 15 and at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 17. Signs will be available at the site.