KAMA 4 COUNCIL
Natalie (Tasha) Kama
Maui County Council
Kahului Seat

Tasha Kama for Maui County Council

Willing to Serve

A no ai a me ke aloha,

I am Tasha Kama, a candidate for the Maui County Council Kahului seat. I am running not as a career politician but as a political and community activist who has made a home and raised a family here and cares about Maui and our people.

My candidacy will seek your input on the concerns, issues, and solutions you feel need to be considered to keep "Maui No Ka Oi". I am willing to serve the people of Maui County alongside our new Administration and Council to improve the quality of life for our community. I ask you to share with me what is important to you; and what are the things you care most about.

The issues and concerns that are important to you are important to me. I look forward to getting to know you and your concerns.

Tasha Kama
(808) 463-2963
Kama4council.org
Kama4council@gmail.com

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About Tasha Kama

Tasha is the 4th of 11 children born to Clarence and Lei Kamai of Waialae Oahu. Her grandparents were William and Rose Kamai from the ili of Ke Ahia Kaili and Elizabeth Ewaliko from the ili of Kaulu. Her grandfather was Kalanui Wakinekona from Kaimuki and Rose Maiki Gilman of Kakaako.

Tasha has been married to her husband David for 48 years and have 11 children, 30 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. She has been involved at every level of her childrens’ education from Title I to PTA from Waimanalo to Maui. She reactivated the Iao School PTSA and worked as the Parent Community Network Coordinator on campus. Tasha has 2 children with developmental disabilities and has been an advocate for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities since the birth of her daughter with Down’s syndrome and is currently serving a second term with the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. After her last child graduated from high school she enrolled at the University of Hawaii Maui College and received an Associates Degree in Human Services.

Tasha is native Hawaiian with a blood quantum that qualifies her to be a beneficiary of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920, which issues land awards. She applied for a lease and since that time has been active in Hawaiian homestead issues. When the Office of Hawaiian Affairs came into existence she became engaged in Hawaiian affairs. She founded the Waiohuli/Keokea Hawaiian Homestead Association in 1988 to push the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to put the infrastructure in those areas so lessees could build their homes onto their lands.

She was appointed by Governor Waihee to sit on the 20 member Hawaiian Sovereignty Advisory Commission which became the Hawaiian Sovereignty Elections Council which asked the question, “Shall the Hawaiian People elect delegates to propose a Native Hawaiian government?" The process ended when the state of Hawaii failed to fund the continuation of the work of the council amidst much opposition by Hawaiians and non Hawaiians.

Tasha’s activism for social justice continues with her work through Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) in addressing affordable housing and immigration issues.

She sees her role on the Maui County Council as an opportunity to improve the quality of life for all of Maui County, always willing to serve with aloha.

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Contact Tasha

Kama 4 Council
P.O. BOX 503,
Wailuku, HI 96793

Email Tasha at Kama4Council@gmail.com




Endorsements

Tasha Kama is endorsed by the Sierra Club
Maui Pono Network endorses Tasha Kama



Tasha Kama through her intellect, integrity, and dedication to hard work will serve as a council member to achieve what is best for Maui and its people.
---John Sucich, Kula

I've known Tasha Kama for years and she has, during that time, worked tirelessly for affordable housing that we can actually afford.
---Karen Chun, Paia

Issues

  • Housing: Viable solutions on the critical affordable housing needs and the homeless.
  • Kupuna: Programs to address the needs for our seniors so they may enjoy the quality of life they deserve.
  • Employment: The expansion of diversity and opportunities for employment and living wages that can sustain living needs.
  • Education: Our children and adults of all ages must be prepared for a changing world. Everyone must have access to education and vocational training that is relevant to today’s workplace.
  • Veterans: As a pastor and a parent I have seen the results of people coming back from war. I am committed to doing my best for our veterans, now and in the future.
  • Honest and ethical government we deserve: As your representative I will fight to ensure that government is transparent and that Maui’s people come first.
  • Fairness by institutions: End "redlining" by banks which is a practice of denying loans based on ethicity or location. Read more here.
  • Stream flow: Water is a critical issue and providing clean water to all is of utmost importance. I am in favor of restoring stream flows and am supportive of giving kuleana farmers their water rights, and allowing the natural flow restore the streams and reefs
  • Clean energy and diversified agriculture: The development of clean, renewable energy, as well as diversified crops, helps to ensure Hawaii’s self-sufficiency and economic strength.
  • Our ecology is our economy: Our policies must be sustainable; they must not harm our environment and they must benefit our people and our quality of life.



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Saturday, August 11, 2018
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