Dear Friends and Supporters,
What a week it has been!
Just a few days ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced his endorsement of Mufi Hannemann for Congress, saying, “Mufi’s record of achievement, experience, and relationships in Washington, D.C., would make him an invaluable member of our team on Capitol Hill-and I’m very excited about welcoming him to Congress.”
Mufi Hannemann has a long history of collaborating with leaders in Washington, D.C. like Senate Majority Leader Reid, Senator Daniel Inouye, and Senator Daniel Akaka, among others on issues like tourism, agriculture, infrastructure funding, and strengthening Hawaii’s economy. If elected to Congress, Mufi Hannemann will be able to leverage these relationships to hit the ground running for the people of Hawaii.
Following Senator Reid’s endorsement, our campaign put out a beautiful “spadea” wraparound with the Wednesday Star-Advertiser:
The spadea wrap highlighted Mufi Hannemann’s extensive experience in Washington, D.C., his long list of accomplishments as Mayor, his plan to get the job done, the endorsements we’ve received from three of Hawaii’s largest newspapers, and testimonials from many community leaders who believe that Mufi belongs in Congress. Click here to view the spadea in more detail.
We’ve also secured the endorsement this week of yet another union – the Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific. The IBU is the 27th major labor organization to announce its support of our campaign. The National President of the IBU stated, “One of the main factors in our decision to support Mufi Hannemann was his unwavering support of the Jones Act, which is critical to preserving high-quality American jobs and ensuring our nation’s security….While all the candidates in this race have expressed support for the Jones Act, Mufi Hannemann stands out with a proven track record and the experience necessary to be an effective advocate for our members and their families in Washington, D.C. Without a doubt, he is the most qualified candidate.” Click here to read more about the IBU endorsement.
But the best is yet to come.
On Saturday, our campaign will be hard at work reaching out to “Get Out the Vote” and turn out our supporters in record number. Mufi and Gail will be criss-crossing the state to help in this effort, all the way until 6 p.m. to lead the final push. To sign up as an Election Day volunteer to help us on any of the islands – Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii Island – please visit our website and click on the “volunteer” link.
If you can’t give of your time on Election Day, you can still help us by visiting the “Contribute” page of our website to make a financial contribution.
On Election Day, we would like to invite you to our two Election Night celebrations – one on Maui at the ILWU Hall in Wailuku, and the other at our Oahu Headquarters in Kalihi. Mufi and Gail will be joining supporters at both events, and they hope to see you there. Both parties start at 6PM, and will feature dinner, music, fun, and fellowship. We look forward to celebrating with you from the first returns to the final tally!
Throughout this campaign, thanks to your steadfast support, we’ve been able to travel across Hawaii to meet with voters, listen to their issues, and share our vision for a brighter future for our state and nation.
With your continued kokua, we can ensure that Mufi Hannemann is elected as our next Congressman so he can hit the ground running and build upon his stellar record of accomplishment for the people of Hawaii.
Mahalo nui loa,
The Team at Hannemann for Congress