What must be done is a total transformation of how we treat our islands and it’s people. What must be done is the redevelopment of our agricultural fields through remediation practices that clean and revitalize the soils. We must grow crops in non-harmful ways and feed ourselves at a fraction of the cost with the healthiest food available to man.
There are two possible futures for Maui County. One with more and more chemicals infiltrating our lands and our lives and eventually contaminating us to becoming a Superfund Cleanup Site, or one with the most advanced natural means of food cultivation, feeding ourselves the best, most wholesome foods at a fraction of the cost that ultimately becomes an export to other islands and an example to the world that stimulates Eco-tourism.
In the coming months the industry will begin a very expensive campaign to discredit anyone’s concerns about their presence on the island. They will say just about every bad thing they can say about the moratorium, about us, the five citizens bringing for the moratorium and anyone who questions anything about their operations. They will slander, malign and attempt to shame everyone and everything.
They already have spent countless of thousands of dollars creating multiple television campaign commercials and offering focus group participants $100 dollars each for watching and giving feedback to their propaganda.
They will attempt to find any legal shenanigan they can to disrupt the momentum and fortitude of the citizens of Maui County. Be prepared for the attacks. Don’t take it personally. And attempt to shrug it off and stay focused on the real concerns no matter what.
The ways you can participate and counter what they do is:
Write letters to the newspapers
Help register people to vote
Put your personal testimony on the ShakaMovement.org website
Help distribute these talking points
Help distribute other educational materials
Help distribute yard signs
Help wave signs at our sign waving events
Talk to everyone you can about the truths of what is happening
Contribute financially by making a donation
Watch all the videos at ShakaMovement.org
Sign Shaka’s Email list to stay current with the latest information
Start growing your own garden
Post and share 2-3 times per week throughout all your social media
Volunteer wherever you can
Connect with and motivate every 18-30 year old person you know to participate
Celebrate knowing you are doing everything you can to protect the keiki and ‘aina for current and future generations.