To: Governor David Ige
SUPPORT THE EMERGENCY DECLARATION FOR HAWAII ISLAND
Governor David Ige, we are asking that you declare a state of emergency for the current dengue fever outbreak on Hawaii Island. We ask that you heed the recommendation from US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard to help us combat this infectious disease now and to help us create a permanent mosquito abatement program for the long term to protect the health of both residents and visitors.
Why is this important?
On January 29, 2016 Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard urged Hawaii State Governor David Ige to declare a state of emergency to combat the current outbreak of dengue fever on Hawaii Island.
This declaration, if acted up on by our governor, will release the full force of federal funding necessary to combat the growing threat of dengue and other mosquito-borne viruses.
This is about the big picture, especially as zika makes the headlines internationally and is now a looming threat to the state of Hawaii. As long as the presence of the aedes mosquito populations are allowed to be prevalent, this threat will always be hanging over our heads.
We have the opportunity to be a model for the world’s communities, to show how to develop and fight the spread of these highly infectious diseases now and in the future for both our Hawaii residents and visitors.
A state of emergency will give residents and visitors a sense of relief that something significant is being done in the long term to ensure that our Island is a safe place to live and visit.
Please sign this petition so that the voices of Hawaii Island are heard loud and clear.
Hawaii Dengue Fever Awareness