Friday, October 31, 2008

Reps for Rail

Supporters of a mass transit rail system for Oahu gathered near the Father Damien statue this afternoon to stage a rally and encourage folks to vote Yes for Rail. In addition to Congressman Neil Abercrombie, lawmakers who support rail joined the group. Representing the House were House Speaker CalvinSay, Majority Leader Kirk Caldwell, Finance Chair Marcus Oshiro, and Representatives Sharon Har, Ken Ito, Jon Riki Karamatsu, Joey Manahan, John Mizuno, Karl Rhoads, Mark Takai, Roy Takumi, Glenn Wakai and Ryan Yamane. Representing the Senate was Senator Will Espero.

As it was Halloween, it was noted that the even "the Devil", "Men at Work", and the "Filipino Dracula" supported rail. After the rally, those who had not yet voted walked over the City Hall to cast their vote in favor of rail.

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