2012 Candidate for U.S. Senate
1. Do you believe that the United States government should formally acknowledge the special legal and political status of Native Hawaiians, as it has done for Native American and Alaska Native Groups? If so, what would you do to secure such ackowledgment for Native Hawaiians? If not, why not?
Strong yes, dual passport system, United States citizens and Hawaiian nation with international acknowledgement of sovereign Hawaiian nation. See videos of platform for 2006, 2010 and 2012 elections online detailing Eddie U.S. Senate Hawai‘i: search for “Eddie Pirkowski 2006” on youtube.com, and for the 2010 race visit eddieussenatehawaii.wix.com/eddieussenatehawaii. For the 2012 race, visit eddieussenatehawaii2.wix.com/eddieussenatehawaii and click on “Our Platform.”
2. What are some examples of actions that you have personally taken to better the conditions of Native Hawaiians?
Strong support during 2006, 2010 and 2012 United States senator elections for equal rights and dual passport system, United States citizens and Hawaiian nation with international acknowledgement of sovereign Hawaiian nation. See videos of platforms for 2006, 2010 and 2012 election online at the web addresses listed in the above response.
3. How would you address the challenges of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Act and the Native Hawaiian Education Act?
Strong support reauthorization both.
The opinions expressed here are those of the candidate and do not represent the views of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.