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UHPA Early Endorses House Incumbents

UHPA has early endorsed the following House incumbents in the 2024 Elections   Scott Saiki, House District 25 Andrew Garrett, House District 22 Della Au Belatti, House District 26 Amy Perruso, House District 46 Lisa Kitagawa, House District 48 Scot Matayoshi, House District 49   The Legislative Action Committee (LAC) chose to endorse six House incumbents for the 2024 elections.  The LAC felt that the continuous, ongoing support and dedication for the University by these legislators warranted early review and consideration for [...]

2024-02-06T16:28:23-10:00January 12, 2024|Frontpage, Newsletter, State House|

UHPA Early Endorses Scott Saiki for Re-election to the House of Representatives

This is an election year and in Hawaii that means things will start heating up politically. We will begin to see the usual commercials of candidates promoting themselves and others criticizing their opponents. We can also expect elected officials to be reluctant about making decisions that may offend their constituents and risk their election. It’s also a time when there is heightened scrutiny over who gets endorsed by whom as many closely follow the money trail of special interests. Not Immune from [...]

2024-01-03T16:49:49-10:00January 3, 2024|Frontpage, Newsletter, State House|

Political Action Fund Notice

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) has an active Political Endorsement Committee that has participated in state & federal elections through political endorsements, contributions to candidates and independent expenditures on behalf of our endorsed candidates. The UHPA Board of Directors has taken action to allocate from the dues of all UHPA Active members an amount of $5.00 a month to be placed in a Political Action Fund. The Fund will be subject to the accounting requirements and used for purposes consistent [...]

2023-09-01T11:33:58-10:00August 30, 2023|Frontpage, Newsletter, Political, UHPA Organizational|

UHPA Endorses House Candidates

The Legislative Action Committee interviewed four candidates for the State House of Representatives.  Three are first time candidates and one is a second time candidate.  The LAC recommended with the Executive Committee approval that UHPA endorse all four candidates. Andrew Garrett, House District 22 Darius Kila, House District 44 Rachele Lamosao, House District 36 Jenna Takenouchi, House District 27 The LAC was impressed with these candidates and their understanding of both academic concerns of faculty as well as the economic concerns of [...]

Political Action Fund Objection

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) has an active Political Endorsement Committee that has participated in state & federal elections through political endorsements, contributions to candidates and independent expenditures on behalf of our endorsed candidates. The UHPA Board of Directors has taken action to allocate from the dues of all UHPA Active members an amount of $5.00 a month to be placed in a Political Action Fund. The Fund will be subject to the accounting requirements and used for purposes consistent [...]

2022-08-15T09:06:37-10:00August 12, 2022|Frontpage, Newsletter, Political, UHPA Organizational|

We’re Standing Firm for Sylvia Luke

In the world of Hawai‘i politics, election campaigns are generally civil. However, that rule goes out the window when a candidate is threatened and is at risk of losing. There is a no-holds-bar attack on leading candidates to thwart their progress in the polls. Unfortunately, we see this happening now with TV ads attacking Sylvia Luke, who is leading in the polls for lieutenant governor. It’s not surprising that this type of messaging would emerge in the final weeks leading up to [...]

2022-07-27T17:30:59-10:00July 27, 2022|Evening Newsflash, Newsletter, Political|

Recent Supreme Court Rulings: Hard-Hitting Reminders to Vote

The recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings regarding women’s reproductive rights and gun control have stirred a range of emotions across the nation. In a historic and unprecedented decision Roe v. Wade has now been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court and a woman’s right to seek an abortion is no longer a federal constitutional right. Who would have thought a constitutional right that has existed for women the past 50 years would be immediately swept away? Nothing is Sacrosanct The overturning of [...]

2022-06-24T21:06:39-10:00June 24, 2022|AM Newsflash, Frontpage, Newsletter, Opinion, Political|

UHPA Endorses Green for Governor and Luke for Lt. Governor

University of Hawaii Professional Assembly Faculty Members Adopt a New Approach to Endorsements for Governor and Lieutenant Governor The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA), the union that represents about 3,200 faculty at all 10 University of Hawai‘i campuses statewide, is approaching its endorsements for governor and lieutenant governor differently this year. The union today announced it is endorsing Joshua Green for governor and Sylvia Luke for lieutenant governor. “The role of the lieutenant governor has significantly evolved thanks in large part [...]

2022-03-16T17:38:30-10:00March 16, 2022|Evening Newsflash, Governor, Newsletter, Political|

Political Action Fund Objection

The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) has an active Political Endorsement Committee that has participated in state & federal elections through political endorsements, contributions to candidates and independent expenditures on behalf of our endorsed candidates. The UHPA Board of Directors has taken action to allocate from the dues of all UHPA Active members an amount of $5.00 a month to be placed in a Political Action Fund. The Fund will be subject to the accounting requirements and used for purposes consistent [...]

Terminated Tenured Position Fiasco Gets National Attention

We came across "Hawaiʻi Legislature Terminates Tenured Professor’s Position" over at TheScientist that is worth reading, though if you've been following our Monday Reports, there's nothing new in there. That said, it's got some good quotes from UHPA Executive Director Christian Fern, among others like: “When has the legislature turned into the employer? Is it the Senators’ job to determine whether or not a particular faculty member is meeting his or her expectations?”UHPA Executive Director Christian Fern on TheScientist Even UH spokesperson [...]

2021-07-23T17:02:59-10:00July 23, 2021|Frontpage, Monday Report, Political|
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