E HŪ AʻE I KA PONO
SURGE FORTH WITH VIRTUE
OHA must be brave and ask the hard questions and have the tough conversations. OHA must dream big and participate in finding solutions. We must ensure a firm recommitment of this office to the priorities of health, safety, and justice in alignment with the needs of OHA beneficiaries, and the restoration of the ecology of these islands. To achieve this, we must ensure transparency of OHA with our communities. I will work to increase access to resources and breaking down barriers by simplifying and streamlining processes.
It is my mission to protect the health of ʻāina. With the challenges that face our lands from global issues like climate change, we must do better in managing and protecting our natural resources effectively. I will push for OHA to be a leading force in efforts growing sustainable jobs in the areas of green energy, localized food security, alternative, safe, and affordable housing; and true models of environmental restoration and stewardship.
It is imperative that we think outside the box to address Hawaiʻi's struggles. As one of the initiators, and original authors of the ʻĀina Aloha Economic Futures Declaration and initiative, I whole heartedly stand behind its foundation of ensuring that the community has a direct say in discussions and decisions that affect our home, economy, and environment, and OHA should too. With proper guiding principles and values at the helm, educated, integral, sustainable, Pono paths can be set for Hawaiʻi's future.
My history shows that I am not afraid to speak life to visions, and follow through with action.
O kākou no keia ʻāina, no keia ʻāina no kākou — We are this land, this land is all of us. Every person who calls Hawai'i home bears the responsibility to care for this ʻāina.
- Lanakila Mangauil