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Kailua-Kona, HI—This morning at the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program recognition luncheon in Kona, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) visited with some of the 1,129 kūpuna who serve Hawaiʻi Island communities through the county's Elderly Activities Division. She spent time visiting with seniors, delivered remarks thanking them for their service, and answered questions about her work in Congress. Last year, kūpuna volunteers on Hawaiʻi Island gave 97,815 hours in service at more than 140 different public and private non-profit agencies.
Honolulu, HI—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today announced that she is accepting submissions from Hawaiʻi high school artists in the 2nd Congressional District for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition:
Washington, DC— February 19, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the incarceration of over 120,000 individuals of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard released the following statement in observance of the Day of Remembrance:
Washington, DC—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the following statement after voting against H.J.Res.43, which would get rid of important protections in place to ensure Americans across the country have access to family planning and preventive health services:
Each spring, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sponsors the Kaha Kiʻi Congressional Art Competition, as part of a nationwide high school arts competition. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in Hawaiʻi's 2nd Congressional District (grades 9-12). The winning artwork is displayed for one year in the U.S.