To: The Hawaii State Senate

Do Not Confirm Developer to Head Hawaii DLNR

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Governor Ige has appointed a Castle and Cooke developer, and potential lobbyist, to head the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources. This is putting the fox to guard the hen house. Do not confirm Carleton Ching.

Why is this important?

As the senate convened to vote on the Ching nomination, the senate president announced that governor Ige had withdrawn the nomination.

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Reasons for signing

  • Education & Economy: Returning back all states and cities around the world reopening and slowing & stopping the spread of COVID-19, returning students back to in person school learning and face to face learning.
  • This kind of networked nepotism and entrenchment of the powerful to control both private-sector and public-sector organizations is outrageous, but really, sadly, is also the NORM in the State of Hawaii. We have to stop this. Governor Ige, you should know better: You promised to take care of the "citizens" of the Aloha State. Your actions since your election to Governor are the same as your legislative record: Protecting and building a plutocracy, Hawaiian-style. Shame on you and your ric...
  • Carelton Ige's position is in direct conflict as a lobbyist for land developer Castle and Cook. Do not allow this blatant appointment to go unchecked! A well versed person in land usage and void of political aspirations while being a neutral party is warranted for this position.