Hapai au,hapai oe, i luna kakou!
I lift, you lift, together we rise!
I'm Jackie Kahookele Burke and I'm requesting your vote in my candidacy for the position of Oahu Trustee with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
35 years of community service in over 20 organizations as well as Editor and Publisher of The Oiwi Files, has revealed to me that the State of Hawaii and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs as an Agency still to this day, continues to fall short in their obligations to the betterment of our community. We need to know what our elected officials are doing by enforcing the law of transparency as well as holding them accountable for their actions.
Also, our community faces many challenges and (2) of those challenges weaken the very
foundation of our local community - health and home. My educational background with a Master's in Public Health and a Masters in Urban and Regional development will assist in developing viable solutions for healthcare and affordable housing.
As a Kanaka, when faced with the historical wrongs of our past, surviving the economic short comings in the present and preparing for the questionable future for my 10 yr old granddaughter whom, I am raising, I find peace of mind and heart through my art work.
As an artist, my art has been well received at art shows on island for its' cultural vision and awareness which has blessed me with insight for a hopeful future. I would like to share that vision with you.