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Calling All Hawaiians To Get Out And Vote


Calling All Hawaiians To Get Out And Vote and I know we can make it happen. Voters need to make our voice heard “Loud and Clear” all the way to Washington. This Presidential election is more important than the previous one. Obama has put us back on track and things are starting to turn-around. We surely don’t need a rookie coming into office meshing up things for us know. So tell everyone you know to get out and vote this November.

Calling All Hawaiians Get Out And Vote

Hawaii has the lowest voter turnout rate in the country.

But I’ll need your help to make it work.

Here’s what you can do: In the gallery at the top of this story you’ll find information about six nonvoters in Hawaii. They have some interesting reasons for not voting. One is a high school student who has specific political interests but says he feels too young and uninformed to participate in something as serious as voting.

Hawaii: The state that doesn’t vote

Calling All Hawaiians To Get Out And Vote

Another doesn’t want Hawaii to be part of the United States, so she doesn’t participate on principle, even though she could try to vote in leaders that would push against statehood. Another was driving to the polls during a recent election and turned back because she heard the winner of the presidential race announced on her car radio. Hawaii is six hours behind Eastern Time.

When you find someone you like, send them a message on Twitter, YouTube, iReport, Instagram, Facebook — wherever, as long as the post is public. Just be sure to include the hashtag you see on their images — #CTL1 through #CTL6. CTL means “Change the List.” You also can send video messages to the nonvoters in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

Before I go, a half-desparate appeal to civility: These people kindly and bravely agreed to be part of this experiment. Please treat them with respect. Give a piece of your story: Why do you vote? Or why is it important to you that everyone takes part in our democracy? Personal attacks will not be featured on the site.

OK, that hall-monitor moment is over. Sorry. Had to be said.

After the election, I’ll report back on which, if any, of these nonvoters changes their minds. Subscribe to the Change the List Tumblr for updates. And thanks for your help!

Calling All Hawaiians To Get Out And Vote, let’s make a difference for the future of Hawaii…

~~Aloha Nui Loa


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