OBAMA FOR AMERICA
Headquarters: out of Winer's law firm
|State Director||Andy Winer|
|Deputy GOTV Coordinator
U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie (from day one according to a spokesperson; Abercrombie knew Obama's family before he was born)
source (Obama for
HI HQ blog)
State Senator Clayton Hee
Senate Majority Leader Gary Hooser
State Senator Les Ihara
Senate Vice President Donna Mercado Kim
State Senator Russell Kokubun
State Senator Clarence Nishihara
State Senator Norman Sakamoto
State Representative Karen Awana
State Representative Lyla Berg
State Representative Joe Bertram
State Representative Tom Brower
State Representative Mele Carroll
State Representative Robert Herkes
State Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu
State Representative Michael Magoay
State Representative Joey Manahan
State Representative. Marcus Oshiroi
State Representative Scott Saiki
State Representative Alex Sonson
State Representative Mark Takai
State Representative Glenn Wakai
State Representative Tommy Waters
Honolulu Councilmember Ann Kobayashi
Television personality/journalist Emme
Community Activist Amy Agbayani
Film Producer Chris Lee
Actress Kelly Hu
Actor Daniel Dae Kim
Actor Cary Tagawa
also Obama's half sister Maya Soetoro-Ng was very active in the campaign.
and Honolulu Advertiser
from Obama for America
May 9, 2008
Chicago, IL - Today, Hawaii Congresswoman Mazie Hirono announced her support for Barack Obama today, citing his ability to unite the Democratic Party and bring about real change:
"Today I announce my endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States. I do so after watching these historic campaigns unfold across our country, where hundreds of thousands of people participated as never before. It is clear that Americans want our country back on a course of hope and opportunity.
I make my announcement with deep respect and admiration for Hillary Clinton. She is an extraordinary woman. However, it is time to unite the party behind Senator Obama and to use our energy and resources to defeat Senator John McCain. Barack Obama can unite our Party and our country and bring about the positive changes Americans want.
Of course, all of us are especially proud of Senator Obama's deep roots here in our state, and overwhelmingly embraced his candidacy in our recent caucus. His love for Hawaii and understanding of its diversity have given him a foundation for understanding the diversity of our country. I am proud to endorse Senator Obama and I look forward to a winning campaign."
"As a native of Hawaii, it means so much to have Rep. Mazie Hirono's support," said Senator Obama. "She has worked tirelessly to help America and Hawaii achieve energy independence and to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. She has also been a leader in working to improve the economy and to create good-paying jobs. Rep. Hirono embraces the kind of change we need in Washington, and I look forward to working closely with her."
Hirono is the 271st superdelegate to endorse Barack Obama. Obama is 160 delegates away from securing the Democratic nomination.
Chicago, IL - Today, Hawaii Superdelegate Dolly Strazar endorsed
Barack Obama for President. Strazar is the 279th superdelegate to
endorse Obama. Obama is 152 delegates away from securing the Democratic
"As a Democratic National Committeewoman, I have felt it my duty to let this unique presidential campaign process play out, one that has reached across the country and engaged millions of Americans in expressing their preference for a Democratic nominee before expressing my preference as a superdelegate. I am now convinced that it is time to pull together behind a single candidate who has the backing of a growing number of Americans . I therefore announce my wholehearted endorsement of Senator Barack Obama.
I have had and still do have the utmost respect for Senator Hillary Clinton and the positive and uplifting force that both of the Clintons have been in Hawaii. It excites me, however, to enter active campaigning for a son of Hawaii who learned the lessons of "getting along" that so dominate the values of the people of the fiftieth state. I am convinced that these values of inclusiveness and respect for differences that we take for granted in Hawaii are part of what has made our America a nation based on freedom, equality, justice and the pursuit of happiness. I further believe that these values will serve to unify our country and lead us to victory in November.
The will of Democrats in Hawaii was expressed loudly and clearly in February and I am proud to see that that same vision has been reflected throughout the country in Democratic support for Senator Obama."
Dr. Marie Dolly Strazar is a member of the Hawaii Democratic Party.
May 12, 2008
IL – Today, U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka from Hawaii endorsed Barack Obama
for President. Akaka is the 280th superdelegate to endorse Obama, who
is now 151 delegates away from securing the Democratic nomination.
Senator Akaka’s Statement is below:
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