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Colleen Hanabusa Makes Bold Commitment to House Millennials in her Cabinet

Colleen Hanabusa Makes Bold Commitment to House Millennials in her Cabinet

Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) is aiming to unseat fellow Democratic incumbent Hawai'i Governor David Igeand she thinks she found the answer -- Millennials. The Aloha State is struggling to stop millennials from moving off the island largely due to high housing costs. “I want to ensure that we stop this trend and I want to next generation to feel that they have place to belong,” she said. Hawai'i has the highest cost of living of any state in the nation. That’s why the Congresswoman made an unprecedented pledge to establish executive Cabinet-level representation for Millennials if she is elected Governor. “Every decision that is made I’m hoping would have the value of their knowledge and their input and their perspective. Because how can we say we're creating a Hawaii for the next generation and we don’t even have someone from the next generation giving their input?,” she asked. But before this can happen, Hanabusa must win the August 11th primary. Her chances look good as she enjoys wide name recognition, and Ige’s approval rating is underwater by 12 points, according to an April Morning Consult survey. Stay tuned. More here.

Ben Ray Luján Wants Innovation to Secure Elections

Ben Ray Luján Wants Innovation to Secure Elections

FHFA Director Accused of Sexual Harassment 

FHFA Director Accused of Sexual Harassment