STOP POISONING PARADISE:
DEFEND ORDINANCE 960
An Archived Site documenting the historic 2013 victory and efforts of families, teachers, farmers and health professionals on Kaua‘i (Hawai‘i)
ALTHOUGH OUR COUNCIL APPROVED BILL 2491 BY 6-1
THE MAYOR CAN STILL VETO UP TO OCTOBER 31 !
WE NEED TO TELL THE MAYOR ASAP:
"PLEASE SIGN BILL 2491
INTO LAW NOW!"
It's only been one week since the Council passed Bill 2491 but sadly we cannot completely celebrate yet.
As a final step, we need to urge the Mayor to sign the bill into law NOW. He can also choose not sign the bill and let it pass into law automatically on October 31 without his signature.
His other choice is to veto the bill, and unbelievably he has publicly reserved his option to do so, against the overwhelming will of the people and the 6-1 landslide County Council vote.
So now we need to send our message LOUD AND CLEAR, and with ALOHA, telling him that he must honor the democratic process and sign Bill 2491 into law.
We must ensure that democracy is alive and defended on Kauai...and that our Mayor shows us that our children's health is his priority above all else.
IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION
Call, email, fax Mayor Carvalho
Or call his office: (808) 241-4900
Or fax your letter: (808) 241-6877
Or mail or hand deliver your letter to:
4444 Rice Street, Suite 235
Lihue, HI 96766
In your letter or call, tell the Mayor why passage of Bill 2491 is important to you and your family.
Remind the Mayor that this bill received overwhelming support from doctors, nurses and mental health professionals
Remind the Mayor that this was a 6-1 landslide approval from the Council and that to honor the democratic process the bill needs to be made into law
Remind the Mayor that new voters have been activated by Bill 2491 and are watching carefully to ensure transparency of actions
For more points about why the Mayor needs to sign 2491 into law, click here.
When you send your letter or call, know that you are joining committed supporters such as:
1. Over 50 doctors, nurses and mental health professionals, who strongly urged the Mayor to sign the bill, citing current research on the health impacts of pesticides on newborns and children.
2. The nation's top lawyers, who have been successful in challenging GMO companies in the courts, reassured the County of their legal support if Bill 2491 if challenged by agrochemical companies.
3. Our next generation of voters who launched a voter registration campaign today!
With this Call to Action, we hope that the Mayor will receivea windfall of encouraging letters and calls urging his support.
Imua kakou! We're almost there - let's kokua again together and show the Mayor and the world that:
What We Love We Will ALWAYS Protect.
The Council voted 6-1. The People Spoke.
Please Mayor - It's Time to Sign the Bill.
Malama na Keiki. Malama 'Aina.
Malama na Po'e.