Today’s broadcast email republished here with the kind permission of John Witeck, a highly respected voice in Democratic circles in Hawaii, a labor organizer, civil rights and anti-war activist, and lifelong advocate for social justice.
Lucy, Lia and I are writing to ask you to join us in voting for SERGIO ALCUBILLA (D) for Hawaii’s 1st CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. You should have received a mail ballot with a pre-paid envelope for returning it before Aug. 13. Please check it out and vote your choices–and choose Sergio in the Congressional race.
Sergio Alcubilla is the kind of Congressman we need–with a good head, a demonstrated concern for everyone, especially those who need extra help or have not been treated justly. He has always been willing to roll up his sleeves and work to help others. With these values, he will be a great Representative in Congress for all of us.
We feel that Sergio represents the basic and the best foundational values of Hawaii and the Democratic Party. Ed Case, Sergio’s opponent, is the incumbent Representative who was censured by the leadership of the Hawaii Democratic Party for helping to block passage of Biden’s Build Back Better Act, sabotaging important programs for women, students, workers, and combating climate change. Case should not be reelected.
Sergio believes deeply that our democracy belongs to each and every one of us and not only to the rich and powerful or their corporate cronies. He is running a people-powered campaign and is not accepting any PAC money or corporate donations.
Sergio’s life has centered around community service. He is a public interest attorney who has worked for over a decade for the Legal Aid Society and one of the founders of the Hawaii Workers Center. He campaigned strongly on behalf of low-wage and unemployed workers to increase the minimum wage and get UI benefits for laid off workers during the pandemic. As the father of two young children, he is also an active member of his children’s school PTA!
Sergio will be our voice in Congress and work hard for our interests. His is a voice that values working people, our families, and our communities. As an immigrant himself, he will support immigration reform and also push for the many very necessary measures of the Build Back Better Act, especially those designed to combat climate change.
Sergio is an advocate of women’s right to exercise control over their own bodies and opposes the Supreme Court’s unjust decision to eliminate abortion rights and let state governments dictate to women their reproductive choices. He is a strong supporter of labor rights and environmental protection.
Sergio has been endorsed by many organizations including HNA (the nurses’ union), HSTA (the teachers union), and those who work in service to others, the hotel workers of Local 5. Three electrical workers local unions, the Port Council and maritime unions, the ILWU and the Hawaii AFLCIO, along with several environmental and public interest community groups have endorsed Sergio’s campaign.
Sergio is clearly dedicated to the greater good and is a strong advocate for protecting our environment. He spoke out early against the Navy’s polluting of our vital water wells at Red Hill. He favors Medicare for All, which would provide affordable, quality health care to all Americans.
YOU CAN HELP ENSURE BETTER REPRESENTATION FOR CD1.
Please vote for Sergio and send this email message today or ASAP to 10 of your friends and family who vote in the lst Congressional District (Kapolei, Mililani, Ewa Beach, Waipahu, Kalihi, Pearl City, Aiea, urban Honolulu, Manoa, Kaiuki, Waikiki, Aina Haina, to Hawaii Kai.
Mahalo for your interest in these critical elections and thank you, in advance, for voting for Sergio Alcubilla.Aloha and solidarity! John
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