Aloha kākou!

It was another great week on the campaign trail. Last Thursday, we joined the Makiki Neighborhood Board for their 2022 Candidate Forum. Then on Friday, we hosted a wonderful Coffee Talk at Banyan Tree Plaza, and this Saturday we'll be joining The Plaza at Punchbowl. If your building is interested in hosting a coffee talk, please let us know.

We're also couple days ahead of schedule! Mail-in ballots were mailed last week, and many of you should have received your ballots by now.

If you aren't yet registered to vote, you still can. It's not too late! Honolulu Hale is accepting same day registration every day from 8/1 to 8/12 from 8 am to 4:30 pm, and again on 8/13 from 7 am to 7 pm.
Are you still undecided on who to vote for? Here's hopefully some information that will help:

To help share more about our values, vision, and stance on various hot topics, we've answered the questionnaires provided by Civil Beat, Honolulu Star Advertiser, and Ballotpedia.

We're proud to have received the endorsement from Pono Hawai'i Initiative, ILWU Local 142, ILWU Local 100, IUPAT DC50, and SHOPO.

What People Are Saying
“I've found Valerie to be a very refreshing candidate who is a great listener and who genuinely cares about our community...she posses a servants heart!! She is very objective when discussing and analyzing the issues and has a strong desire to work in a Bipartisan manner.” - Chuck Lee, Makiki Resident. Read what other folks are saying here.

Thank you for your time & when you get a moment... please vote!
Civil Beat:
Candidate Q&A: State House District 26 — Valerie Wang

“I’m running on a platform of transparency, communication and trust — because our government has lost so much of it over the last couple of years.”
Honolulu Star Advertiser:
2022 Election: Valerie C. Wang

"This campaign is about putting the people first and about bringing everyone back together."
2022 Candidate Connection Survey

"Valerie is running to fight for affordable housing, access to quality health care, improved education systems, and economic diversification."
It's Time To Vote
If you're voting in the Democratic Primaries, remember to check-off "Democratic Party (D)" in the first section and then flip the ballot over & complete the back.

All Democratic Candidates are listed on the back page of the ballot you will receive. On the back, you can also vote for the nonpartisan races of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and County Contests.
As you may already know, if elected, I will donate 100% of my public salary back to non-profits you choose. I've been asked a couple times why and how I'm doing this, so I wanted to share more.

I've decided to donate my salary back to local non-profits for three main reasons:
  1. There are so many incredible non-profits that need more financial support
  2. During this time when corruption is everywhere within our government, I want to send a clear message that I'm not running for the money. I'm running for our community, and for the people.
  3. I want to let special interest groups know that no one can buy my vote.

I'm able to do this because the Representative position is a part time position. Most representatives have a second job, in addition to their position in the House. If elected, I will be able to continue working in my current role which means I will be fortunate enough to donate my government salary back to local non-profits.
Current Top 3 Non-Profits in the Running
Tied for Second Place:
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