OHA candidate tied to the Koch Brothers

The Grassroot Institute, a 501(c)3, was founded in 2001 by Libertarian Dick Rowland.  It’s goals include advocating for individual liberty, free markets and limited government. According to Civil Beat, it is a member of the State Policy Network, a national group that opposes unions and promotes “free market” philosophy. Perennial OHA candidate Kelii Akina is president and CEO.

The stated goals of the organization are to prevent federal recognition of the Hawaiian nation and to repeal the Jones Act. In fact they quote a conservative Heritage Foundation piece calling Hawaiian recognition “Balkanization”.

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Aiona & Ahu featured by kill the gays organization

On Oct 10, 2014 International Transformation Network (ITN) and its local affiliate Transformation Hawaii are holding a “Night of Inspiration” for Duke Aiona and Elwin Ahu, Republican candidates for Hawai’i Governor and Lt. Governor.  You may recall that this is the organization which brought the “kill the gays” law to Uganda.

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