Rebuilding the World Trade Center – The Union Way

This moving video is part of our efforts to showcase the difference the union movement makes in the lives of workers, communities and our nation. We  hope you will help us get this out as widely as possible by sharing, tweeting and e-mailing the link to your contacts.
“I had just arrived at my duty station when Sept. 11 happened,” says Lawrence Gotti, Ironworkers Local 40, a U.S. Army Veteran. “Being from New York and going through what I’ve gone through, It’s just an honor—it’s a point of personal pride to be here now working on any part of the World Trade Center.”

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UHPA and Honolulu Civil Beat Getting More People to Vote

As you may know, having the sound public policies that advance higher education is a priority for UHPA and UH faculty. That’s why being involved in the political process is important.

Forward this Facebook App

You can help by taking a moment to download the Facebook app developed by Honolulu Civil Beat, and forward it to your friends, family, colleagues and students. Here’s the link to the Facebook app:

A Non-Partisan Effort

UHPA and Honolulu Civil Beat have jointly developed and launched an innovative, non-partisan campaign to get more Hawaii residents to register to vote and to actively participate in the election process.  It’s the first initiative of its kind in the state, using a newly developed Facebook app to encourage more voters, especially those 40 years and under, to be engaged in the election process in this year’s major races.

We call it Our Hawaiian Spring – after Arab Spring, the revolution that occurred in the Middle East two years ago.

Here’s How it Works

Voters have one vote per race, but they can change their vote at any time if they learn something through the campaign that changes their mind. Facebook users will be able to see running totals, which are updated in real time to see who’s leading in the different races.

Our Hawaiian Spring is designed as a game and includes resources and links to inform voters about important topics. As the game is further developed, users will be able to pull a widget from the site to access customized data.

Voters earn points for various tasks beginning with registering for the app. More points can be accumulated for voting, sharing the site via Facebook or Twitter and other elements aimed at encouraging a robust voter turnout.

Mahalo for supporting this effort to increase voter registration in the Islands.

Volunteer for Ed Case

Sign Waving

Meet:  Wednesday, June 6th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Where: Intersection of Ward St. and Ala Moana Blvd. Meet at Case for Senate State Headquarters, 2nd Floor of Ward Warehouse
1050 Ala Moana Boulevard
Contact: Ed Hasegawa, Oahu Coordinator (389-5081)

Leeward Pau Hana Sign Waving

Meet: Thursday, June 7th, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Where: Intersection of Moanalua and Kaonohi Street
Contact: Ed Hasegawa, Oahu Coordinator (389-5081)

Pau Hana with Ed – Leeward Honolulu

Meet: Thursday, June 7th, 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Pearl Ridge Elementary School Cafeteria
98-940 Moanalua Road, Waimalu
Contact: Ed Hasegawa, Oahu Coordinator (389-5081)

Please come talk story and ask Ed your questions and share your concerns.


Meet:  Saturday, June 9th, 7:30am
Where: Zippy’s Kahala, Lower Parking Lot, 4134 Waialae Avenue
Contact: James Cavin, Oahu Programs Coordinator (436-3454)

We’ll be walking the neighborhoods for 2-3 hours. Please bring a reusable shopping bag or something similar to hold our brochures, and your Case/Senate t-shirt (or we’ll give you one there).

If you can make it to any of these activities, please let us know, at either or 596-4920, so we can have enough supplies ready. Please bring your family and friends.