Fw: [demilnet_Hawaii] ACTION ALERT! NO SPECIAL SESSION FOR SUPERFERRY EXEMPTION

FYI
Call your legislators  ASAP.  NO SPECIAL SESSION for Superferry special interests.
Jim Albertini
Malu `Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box AB
`Ola`a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
email ja@interpac.net
www.malu-aina.org
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Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2007 5:40 PM
Subject: [demilnet_Hawaii] ACTION ALERT! NO SPECIAL SESSION FOR SUPERFERRY EXEMPTION

Action Alert!

The Hawaii State Legislature is being pressured by Gov. Lingle and corporate backers of the Superferry to convene a special session on granting an exemption for the Hawaii Superferry to operate despite the fact that it is in violation of state environmental laws.  

We have been informed that there are special caucus meetings scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 4:30pm at the State Capitol to discuss holding a special session.

Our neighbor island 'ohana are asking for our support:

1) TURN OUT TO THE STATE CAPITOL WED. OCT. 10 AT 4:30 PM TO HOLD SIGNS AND DEMAND NO SPECIAL SESSION FOR SUPERFERRY SPECIAL INTERESTS. NO MORE EXEMPTIONS TO REWARD LAW BREAKING COMPANIES AND GOVERNMENT ENTITIES.  Superferry must not be  another H-3 or Hokuli'a Fiasco!  Please bring your own signs. 

2) to contact the Reps and Senators to tell them that there should be NO SPECIAL SESSION FOR SPECIAL INTERESTS CORPORATIONS that violate the law. Attached is a roster of State Reps and Senators, their telephone, fax and emails.  SEE TALKING POINTS BELOW.



From: Andrea Brower <andreanoelani@yahoo.com>
>Sent: Oct 9, 2007 9:29 PM
>To: andreanoelani@yahoo.com
>Subject: action now!
>
>Aloha!
>
>Congratulations all you dedicated Kauaiians!  If you
>have not yet heard, Judge Cordoza on Maui just ruled
>that the superferry canNOT run while the state is
>preparing an environmental assessment for Kahalui
>Harbor improvements! This is a huge victory.
>
>So here is what we need to deal with next (NOW).  A
>special caucus/mtg has been called for 4:30 tomorrow
>at the State Capital.
>
>This means that all legislators (at least Reps at this
>point) need to be there to discuss / vote on whether
>or not to hold a special session to overturn the
>court's ruling and grant an exemption to the HSF.
>
>We need to FLOOD the legislator?s offices with
>letters, emails and calls non-stop. And tell others to
>do the same. Not just asking about their positions but
>trying to influence them as well.
>
>From Keone, some potential talking points focused on
>the legal side include:
>
>?No special session!?
>
>?Respect the law, the environment and the decision of
>the courts.?
>
>?Please end this string of bad decisions by not making
>another one. No special session.?
>
>?What kind of precedence is set by changing the laws
>of the land in an attempt to retroactively fix bad
>decision making??
>
>?No special session is needed here, the law is clear.
>The only thing we need now are legislators that are
>willing to honorably uphold what has always been in
>the best interest of Hawaii, respect for the ?aina and
>the process of law.?
>
>?When the HSF had the option during the last
>legislative session to run while conducting an EIS
>they did everything in their power to avoid it. They
>lobbied Representative Joe Souki to keep the bill tied
>up in committee and die. Now that they are the ones
>that need help they are willing to drop the hard line
>approach because now it?s in their best interest.?
>
>You could also focus on the environmental and cultural
>concerns.
>
>I've attached a spreadsheet with the contact
>information for state reps.
>
>Also, spread the word to all of our Oahu allies that
>we need people at the State Capitol holding signs
>tomorrow afternoon (meeting starts at 4:30).
>
>Aloha Aina!
>Andrea




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