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Senator Inouye

I am deeply saddened at the passing of Senator Inouye.  He is a true American hero, sacrificing in battle and breaking the barriers of prejudice that existed during World War II.  After serving so admirably and bravely, Dan Inouye returned to Hawaii and began his distinguished career as an elected servant of the people.

Senator Inouye was a true servant-leader who inspired so many to step up and serve Hawaii and our nation.  The fact his last word was "Aloha" speaks volumes about this iconic leader.    

President Obama Endorses Tulsi Gabbard

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President Obama Endorses Tulsi Gabbard

President Barack Obama has endorsed Tulsi Gabbard’s bid to become the representative for Hawaii’s second Congressional District. The president released the following statement.


 One decade ago today, the people of Hawaii and the nation mourned the passing of a devoted champion for equality, fairness and social justice. The Honorable Patsy T. Mink, known throughout her career of public service as a thoughtful and tenacious legislator, passed away on September 28, 2002. On this 10th anniversary of her passing, Patsy Mink's life and legacy were remembered today by several Hawaii leaders, including Mazie Hirono, Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard at a gathering at Ala Wai Community Park softball field.

Tulsi Gabbard Joins in Salute to U.S. Military

Sept. 6, 2012

Candidate for Congress Tulsi Gabbard joined other veterans on the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina tonight as part of a salute to the military.

Retired Admiral John B. Nathman delivered an address surrounded by dozens of veterans. They included former Pennsylvania Congressman Chris Carney, Rob Diamond, who heads Veterans for Obama and John Estrada, who served as the 15th Sergeant Major of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Tulsi Gabbard Addresses Democratic National Convention

Sept. 4, 2012

The following is the text of the speech Democratic Congressional candidate Tulsi Gabbard delivered in a special segment called "Women of the House" during today's opening session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"Aloha. I'm Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for Congress in Hawai'i, and a Captain in the Army National Guard. When I stepped down from the State Legislature, where I served, and headed to a war zone, I joined a long, proud, line of Americans who sacrificed to make us the land of the free, and the home of the brave.