Support Occupy Hawaii's Peaceful Efforts to Raise Awareness
  • Petitioned Billy Kenoi

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Mayor of Hawaii County
Billy Kenoi
Hawaii County Councilman
Dennis “Fresh” Onishi
Hawaii County Councilman
K. Angel Pilago
Hawaii County Councilman
Fred Blas
Hawaii County Councilman
Donald Ikeda
Hawaii County Councilman
Pete Hoffmann
Hawaii County Councilman
Dominic Yagong
Hawaii County Councilman
J Yoshimoto
Hawaii County Councilwoman
Brittany Smart
Hawaii County Councilwoman
Brenda Ford

Support Occupy Hawaii's Peaceful Efforts to Raise Awareness

    1. Article V.org
    2. Petition by

      Article V.org

      Hilo, HI

RESOLUTION OF THE HAWAII COUNTY COUNCIL
JANUARY 2012
WHEREAS, the residents of Hawaii County are suffering from the national economic crises of joblessness, home foreclosures, loss of home values, loss of support services, loss of funds for schools, and shortage of bank loans to carry on their businesses, and
WHEREAS, since 1990, the distribution of income and wealth in this country has become unreasonably skewed to the Top 1%, and
WHEREAS, 99% of workers, children, and seniors share less and less of the nation's affluence, and
WHEREAS, tax system changes in the Bush era relieved corporations, investors, and wealthy individuals of much of their tax burden, leaving the public sector underfunded, leaving the nation in deep debt, and leaving working families to support government programs,
WHEREAS, Wall Street's gambling with sub-prime mortgage bundles and derivatives has impoverished pension funds, school districts, and other public investments, and
WHEREAS, banks, deemed "too big to fail", were given more than $6 trillion of taxpayers' money to stay afloat, and
WHEREAS, banks and mortgage lenders have been largely unwilling to renegotiate delinquent mortgages, preferring to profit from foreclosure fees, and
WHEREAS, the Supreme Court has ruled that campaign donations are free speech and that corporations have free speech rights as individuals, guaranteed under the Constitution, and
WHEREAS, corporations and wealthy individuals now contribute $billions to politicians who favor their interests, and
WHEREAS, public financing of elections is critical to saving our democracy, and
WHEREAS, Occupy Movements locally and nationwide support reform of banking, mortgage lending, taxation, and elections, and
WHEREAS, the cities of Cleveland, Los Angeles, Buffalo, San Francisco, Santa Anna, Sebastopol, and Edinburgh, among others, have passed Resolutions to support the goals of the Occupy Movement,
BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF HAWAII COUNTY
Supports the efforts of Occupy Hilo, Occupy Kona, Occupy Waimea, and Occupy Waikoloa to bring these issues to wider public awareness through peaceful demonstrations and educational events.

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    • Sherron Bull KAILUA KONA, HI
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is not some 3rd world country, it is supposed to be the land of the free. We have a right to demonstrate peacefully. We do not want our country to become a police state.

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    • Janet Komada LAKEWOOD, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      I am an American who can no longer remain silent as our government and big business steal our liberties.

      While, we, republicans and democrats blame each other, the wealthy bought our government (YES BOTH PARTIES). Billions of dollars change hands and laws are passed to benefit only them. We must change the laws back, once again, to keep BIG MONEY OUT OF OUR POLITICS!!!!

      They own the media. The “news” puts their own spin on the party of their choice. Billionaires decide what crap to fill your head with. TURN OFF your TV and do your own research.

      There are far fewer middle class families then 30 yrs. ago. The latest poll shows that nearly 50% of Americans nearing the poverty line. Thanks to their tax loophole laws you pay more taxes then a billionaire. They want to take away Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid because they don’t need it, WE DO.

      They steal away our liberties, jobs, homes, and our future. With the help of our government not one bankster was audited, charged, jailed or held accountable for the looting of America. While thousands of citizens were pepper sprayed, beaten, arrested and denied their 1st Amendment rights for protesting their fraud, bailouts, and bonuses paid for by you.

      When people protest against this unjust system they are labeled by politicians and the media as dirty, lazy hippies that don’t know what they want. Again, TURN OFF YOUR TV, talk to real people, do your own research and stop listening to bias “news”.

      Stand up for your rights and join a group of your choice. Be loud; be visible so our government can see our numbers. Our country was started with citizens protesting and throughout our history it has brought about our greatest changes.

      Our government no longer represents us. We must unite to stop the greed and corruption so we can once again have a government By the People, For the People.

      Freedom is not free; sometimes you have to fight for it.

      Jan Komada

      Occupy Lakewood, Ohio

      Occupy where you live.

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    • Kenneth Hunt KEAAU, HI
      • over 2 years ago

      We only have ourselve to blame for giving over our sovereign rights to CORPORATIONS and its time "we the people" take back our neighnorhoods, our cities, our counties, our states, our country and our LIVES!

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    • Article V.org HILO, HI
      • over 2 years ago

      I respect the First Amendment:

      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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