The only people who can help us are ourselves

I recently wrote a few letters urging people to get involved and to start using the petition method to enact change in our islands’ laws.

The Maui County Council has long had its own agenda, and we know it. The only real people who will help us are ourselves.

That said, I wanted to start a petition allowing the islands’ people to vote on the islands’ development. I emailed the American Civil Liberties Union and was told that the staff didn’t have time to help me. Can you imagine? The ACLU’s Hawaii Chapter doesn’t have time to help me? Is it because the petition might affect future development?

Alec Hawley