What: HomeRule Concert
Where: Waimea Middle School, Hawaii Island
When: June 21st 12 noon – 4PM
More info: event Facebook page
The Hawaii Center for Food Safety Action Fund has teamed up with Hawane Rios to put on a free concert to support getting more people to register to vote before the primary election. All across Hawai’i we are winning the rights needed to protect our children from pesticides and GMOs, and that will only continue if we elect better politicians, and keep in office those that have helped us thus far, such as Margaret Wille.
Free for registered voters – voter registration at the door.
Those who control our food and farmlands determine our future.
The young generation already gets it – We need their voices in the mix.
In the past year, huge victories have been won – Kauai County is requiring chemical companies to stop spraying chemical pesticides near schools, hospitals and public waterways and disclose what GMO crops they are testing in open air fields – Hawai’i Island has effectively prohibited major chemical companies from ever setting up shop here through the ban of new GMO crops.
But these victories are in jeopardy.
Our success has awoken the giants. The chemical companies are suing Kauai County so they don’t have to disclose what they are doing, and they are working at the state capitol to take the power away from counties to regulate their activities.
Each island is different. Each county has its own needs and solutions. We need to have the power to determine what is right for us on our own islands. We need Homerule.
The primary election on August 9th is going to determine who makes the decision about Homerule in the coming years. We need to vote in people who believe in Homerule. We need young people to register and to vote.
Hawane Rios and The Center for Food Safety are teaming up to present a free concert event on June 21st to celebrate Home Rule and to register young voters before the primary deadline.
Support Local: farmers, musicians, artists, producers:
Featuring local artists: The Steppas, Hawane Rios, Firewoman, and Sonny Lim
Community groups will be set up to educate about the issue and to register voters.
Please join the gathering & invite your friends!