SB 958, the 10 Year Moratorium on Genetic Modification of Taro, will be heard on the morning of March 19 before the House Agriculture Committee. Testimony will be accepted up to 24 hours in advance of the hearing, and should be emailed to AGRtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov.
Enjoy the 'artestimony' kindly provided by Solomon Enos, also a kalo farmer- this inspiring image reminds us of the 'big picture' of why we must protect kalo in Hawaii. CALL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS-Tell them to support SB958 for ALL Varieties of Taro in Hawaii.
House Representatives Districts/phones/emails: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/house/members/members.asp
Senators Districts/phones/emails: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/site1/senate/members/members.asp
Please review http://www.hawaiiseed.org/taro.html for more information on GMOs in Hawaii.
For more information, sample testimony, etc., go to: http://www.kahea.org/
DEMONSTRATORS/PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR HAWAIIAN CAUCUS DAY. Coincidentally, March 19 is also the annual "Hawaiian Caucus Day" from 10am to 4pm on the 3rd and 4th floors of the State Capitol, sponsored by the legislators who are members of the Hawaiian Caucus. Applications are being accepted now thru March 12 for any groups interested in hosting a display table/booth. The Legislature will be honoring grammy award winner George Kahumoku and Cliff Hashimoto of the Royal Order of Kamehameha during the House floor session at noon. Lunch will be provided to those hosting displays and entertaining. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Hawaiian Caucus Chair Rep. Mele Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org or 586-6790.