Tulsi Gabbard's Aloha Town Hall Tour Huge Success

April 21, 2017 News

By Summer Anderson

Bringing in more than 3,500 constituents and over 30,000 Facebook followers in a tour took place between April 11th- April 20th and made stops on Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, and Hawaiʻi Island. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) made her final stop on The Valley Isle last night at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Castle Theater, ending her statewide “Aloha Town Hall Tour.”

With more than 1,000 Maui residents in attendance, the congresswoman addressed such topics as Maui’s water infrastructure, online privacy rights, affordable and accessible healthcare, decriminalizing marijuana, and the need to stop arming terrorists. She also advocated for overcrowding in the Maui prison and expressed a need for more inmate assistance programs.

tulsi-gabbard-hawaiiRep. Tulsi Gabbard stated

“As we wrap up this Aloha Town Hall Tour that has brought together so many of us from communities across the entire state, I want to express my gratitude to everyone who took the time to come out, to listen, to share, and to ask questions—your kindness, your activism, and your aloha is what made these meetings so powerful and productive. Each of us has an opportunity to act with love and aloha, to respect others, and to work together despite any differences we have as we do our best to be of service to others.”

While visiting Maui, the congresswoman also participated in the “Future Forum”addressing millennials and their challenges and visited the Maui Food Innovation Center to discuss sustainable business practices and food security for Maui.

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