Members of the Legislative Hawaiian Caucus will meet tomorrow to set priorities for the 2009 Legislative Session. The meeting is from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in conference room 423 at the Hawaii State Capitol on Thursday, January 15, 2009. Native Hawaiian health issues and creating a moratorium on selling ceded lands are two of the big ticket items up for discussion.
Rep. Mele Carroll (D13 - Paia, Haiku, Keanae, Hana, Moloka‘i, Kalaupapa, Lana'i, and Kaho‘olawe), chair of the Legislative Hawaiian Caucus, reactivated the caucus in 2007. The caucus has 21 members from the Senate and House, including non-Native Hawaiians, who were allowed membership in 2008.
Senate members: Sen. J. Kalani English, Sen. Clayton Hee, Sen. Brickwood Galuteria, Sen. Norman Sakamoto, and Sen. Suzanne Chun-Oakland.
House members:Rep. Mele Carroll, Rep. Karen Awana, Rep. Pono Chong, Rep. Faye Hanohano, Rep. Hermina Morita, Rep. Roland Sagum III, Rep. James Kunane Tokioka, Rep. Chris Lee, Rep. Maile Shimabukuro, Rep. Lyla B. Berg, Rep. Angus McKelvey, Rep. Joe Bertram, Rep. Joey Manahan, Rep. Cindy Evans, Rep. Tom Brower, and Rep. Lynn Finnegan.