UHPA Launches New TV Spot Endorsing Ed Case for U.S. Senate over Republican Candidate Linda Lingle

 

UHPA had endorsed Linda Lingle three times for governor.  The first
endorsement was over incumbent Ben Cayetano in 1998, over Mazie Hirono,
then lieutenant governor, in 2002; and finally against former State
Senator Randall Iwase in 2004. UHPA endorsed Ed Case early in his U.S.
Senate campaign, making its first public endorsement for him in February
this year.

The new TV spot’s voiceover reads:  “Who knows Linda
Lingle?  UHPA does… We endorsed her for Governor three times…That was
when she was a moderate.”

Despite communications promulgated by the Lingle campaign claiming
that she reaches across the aisle and promises to approach issues with a
bipartisan perspective, UHPA believes otherwise.

“But make no mistake…The new Linda Lingle will vote with the
conservatives,” the TV spot continues.  “We can’t let Lingle’s
conservatives take away our seat in Washington.

UHPA Launches New TV Spot Endorsing Ed Case for U.S. Senate over Republican Candidate Linda Lingle

 

UHPA had endorsed Linda Lingle three times for governor.  The first
endorsement was over incumbent Ben Cayetano in 1998, over Mazie Hirono,
then lieutenant governor, in 2002; and finally against former State
Senator Randall Iwase in 2004. UHPA endorsed Ed Case early in his U.S.
Senate campaign, making its first public endorsement for him in February
this year.

The new TV spot’s voiceover reads:  “Who knows Linda
Lingle?  UHPA does… We endorsed her for Governor three times…That was
when she was a moderate.”

Despite communications promulgated by the Lingle campaign claiming
that she reaches across the aisle and promises to approach issues with a
bipartisan perspective, UHPA believes otherwise.

“But make no mistake…The new Linda Lingle will vote with the
conservatives,” the TV spot continues.  “We can’t let Lingle’s
conservatives take away our seat in Washington.

UHPA Launches New TV Spot Endorsing Ed Case for U.S. Senate over Republican Candidate Linda Lingle

It’s Not Too Late To Be A Permanent Absentee Voter for the Primary Election

Be a Permanent Absentee Voter

This year, there are many important elections whose outcomes can affect faculty and the rest of our state. If you have already registered, consider signing up as a permanent absentee voter.  It’s a convenient way to vote by mail, especially for faculty who may be too busy to get to the polls. 

When you sign up to be a permanent absentee voter, you’ll receive your ballot in the mail for this and future elections. You should expect to receive your absentee ballot in the mail after the August 4, 2012 submission deadline.
 
Absentee ballots are ideal if you’re out of town and can’t vote on Election Day.  Click here to download a permanent absentee ballot application.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Here are important dates relating to the upcoming elections:

       
August 4, 2012:       Deadline to submit absentee ballot application for Primary Election
August 11, 2012:     Primary Election
October 8, 2012:     Deadline to register to vote in General Election (if you did not register for Primary Election)
October 30, 2012:   Deadline to submit absentee ballot application for General Election
November 6, 2012: General Election

Early Walk-In Voting

If you miss the deadlines to submit an application for absentee voting, consider early walk-in voting. Absentee walk-in polling places are located at the Offices of the City or County Clerk where you reside. For additional locations and hours of operations, call your City/County Clerk where you reside.

July 30 – August 9, 2012:   Early walk-in voting for the Primary Election
Oct 23 – Nov 3, 2012:        Early walk-in voting for the General Election

UHPA Campaigns for Ed Case and Mufi Hannemann Now Under Way

Messages for these communications were based on input and comments from a series of focus groups facilitated by an independent market research firm.  Participants for the focus group were randomly selected among those who are most likely to vote in the upcoming primary election. Both of these UHPA independent expenditures campaigns were developed and produced independent of the candidates.

“I’ll Kill Rail Just Like I Killed Faculty Housing”

In last night’s Mayoral debate, Ben Cayetano was being taunted by his two pro-rail opponents who were arguing that he can’t kill rail because, among other things:

  • The people already voted for it.
  • The feds are implementing the fiscal plan.
  • The money is already being spent.
  • The roadway is already being built.
  • HART has been established and it has legal control of it.
  • It would violate the City Charter to try to kill it legislatively or by executive order.

Ben said, by way of response, “I’ll kill it just like I killed faculty housing at the corner of Kapiolani & Pensacola.”

UHPA  spent years of effort, a lot of treasury, and much political capital, to get the legislature to pass legislation to permit two affordable housing high rises for faculty, and for other modestly incomed community members, to be built on what remains, nearly 20 years later, a vacant lot.

We defeated all comers who opposed this.  The plan was all set to proceed,  but as Governor,  Ben transferred the property to the DOE from UH by executive order, killing the project and dooming another several generations of faculty to overly expensive and/or substandard housing.

So when you go vote, and when you talk to others about whom to vote for, keep what Ben said in that debate in mind.  He killed faculty housing for the sole reason that he could, so he did.

Rail may be different–but Ben is the same. If he gets elected, he will come after public employees.
 

UHPA Introduces Ed Case to Voters

 

Governor Appoints Retired LCC Faculty Member as an EUTF Trustee

Upon the recommendation of public sector unions, Professor Linda Currivan was appointed by the Governor. Professor Currivan retired in June after 28 years of service at Leeward Community College. In addition to her other duties, Professor Currivan was the Director for Developmental Education in the Division of Language Arts. Professor Currivan was also active in UHPA, having served on the Board of Directors, as a Faculty Representative, the strike coordinator for the LCC campus in 2001, and being active member on the UHPA Negotiating Team leading to the talks to changes in the teaching workload language of the UHPA/BOR Agreement. Professor Currivan will serve a three year term.

UHPA to Air New TV Spots

The first spot features excerpts of interviews with the UHPA’s Collective Bargaining Committee members, who openly share the implications for students and our state if the legislature does not restore funding for the University.
This spot will begin airing Monday, January 25, for a two-week period during newscasts on KHON and KGMB.

The second spot features Dr. Teresita D. Amore, Assistant Researcher with the Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, at UH Manoa.  This spot shares the critical role of UH faculty in shaping Hawaii’s future.

Both TV spots will be aired during the Winter Olympic Games being televised on various channels on Oceanic Cable beginning Friday, February 12.