Aloha e Friends,

Our recent heat wave has brought into full focus the fact that many of our public schools don’t have air conditioning. It’s critical that we, as legislators, put the needed funding toward the electrical upgrades, air conditioning, and innovative low-cost solutions, like “cool roofs” to solve this problem sooner, rather than later. There’s no excuse for our keiki suffering in hot classrooms that make it difficult to learn. I plan to host an Education Town Hall Meeting in our district by the end of the year. We’ll have presentations by education experts and also allow folks to weigh in. I’ll be getting the word out to the community in the coming weeks and will definitely include an announcement in my November newsletter.

And as always, please feel free to contact me at 586-6830 or email if I can help you or your family in any way. You can also follow me on Twitter @senmikegabbard, Instagram @sengabbard, or Facebook at

Me ke aloha pumehana, 

Mike Gabbard, State Senator, District 20

Chair, Water, Land, and Agriculture Committee


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PlantPure Nation Premieres on Oahu at State Capitol plus Additional Hawaii Screenings

HONOLULU -- July 24, 2015 – Senator Mike Gabbard and Transition O’ahu, are hosting the premiere screening of the documentary feature film, PLANTPURE NATION, on Tuesday, July 28 at the Hawai‘i State Capitol Auditorium and Thursday, July 30 at Kahala Theaters. Both Oahu showings are at 7pm. It will also play at Aloha Theater in Kainaliu on Hawai‘i Island on July 30. Tickets are at PLANTPURE NATION was written and directed by Nelson Campbell, son of Dr. T.