5/28/2020 0 Comments
The Peace For Okinawa Coalition has officially endorsed Brian Evans for U.S. Congress 2020, Hawaii District 2. "Evans is the only candidate so far to support Hawaiian and Ryukyuan rights," said Robert Kajiwara, president of the Peace For Okinawa Coalition.
Evans previously tweeted his support for Kajiwara's petition to save Okinawa from the construction of another military base, stating "I support this. The people of Okinawa deserve their freedom, culture, and respect."
The petition has been promoted by a number of celebrities, including Dr. Brian May of the rock band Queen, and has over 212,000 signatures on it. Nevertheless, the U.S. and Japan continue to push ahead with the construction in spite of strong opposition from Okinawans.
Evans has also called for the protection of Hawaii's Mauna Kea from the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope construction project, as well as the closure of Pohakuloa Training Area and remunerations for Hawaiians. For more on Brian Evans, please check him out on his website BrianEvansForHawaii.com and Twitter account.