State of Hawaii Archives: on Families & Children


David Ige: Government builds a home for our kupuna and our children

When I met with my cabinet during a retreat recently I asked them, what does Hawaii mean to them? What drove them? What directed their actions? While there were many different answers and perspectives, one word kept coming up over and over again:

Home.

It's a sentiment I intimately understand.

After I graduated from the University of Hawaii, I was fortunate enough to be offered a number of jobs. But only one was located in Hawaii and that's the one I accepted. To this day, I know it was the right choice because this is my home.

For me, that one word brings everything into focus and gives purpose and direction to everything we do. And what is it we really do here at the Capitol?

It's quite simple: We are building a home for our kupuna, ourselves and our children.

We build schools, hospitals, community centers, and places to work and play. And we safeguard the things that are important to us: our families, our freedoms, our environment and our future--because this is our home.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 Hawaii Legislature Jan 26, 2015

Charles Djou: Deeper appreciation of role faith plays in American families

Strong families raise successful children and keep communities together. I am candid about my own faith and my belief that we need a deeper, more substantive appreciation of the role that faith plays in American life. We cannot legislate healthy families, good parenting skills or a sound moral environment and we should not try. But we can do more in the public square to help parents through the increased challenges they face today by giving them the tools they need to succeed. As a husband and father of three, I know that strong families and a diverse community form the bedrock of a strong Hawai`i and strong America.
Source: 2014 Hawaii gubernatorial campaign website, Djou.com Dec 20, 2013

Duke Aiona: Supports abstinence-only education

Q: Do you support abstinence-only sexual education programs?

A: Yes.

Source: Hawaii Gubernatorial Election 2010 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2010

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