Thursday, August 09, 2012


2nd Congressional candidates take joint pledge

by Larry Geller

Commercial media in Hawaii make advance decisions for us on who will be elected to political office. They make a selection of “frontrunners” and then typically ignore the rest—effectively “disappearing” them from the election process. Our daily newspaper has even erased their names and statements from the few debates that have been inclusive of all candidates.

Rafael del Castillo and Miles Shiratori, candidates in the 2nd Congressional District race, have taken a new tack that could be a model for future races. As “disappeared” candidates they’ve seldom been given the opportunity to be heard in the commercial media. Earlier today they held a press conference outside the Federal Building in downtown Honolulu at which they made a joint pledge.

A video of the press conference is trapped on my failed hard drive. I’ll try and post that later. Meanwhile, please listen to the audio:

Here’s the text of the pledge:

Rafael del Castillo and Miles Shiratori each, for themselves and their campaigns, take the following pledges:

If elected:


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