PHOTOS: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Hawaiʻi Meetings Focus on Higher Education, Conservation, Criminal Justice Reform
Today in Honolulu, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) visited Chaminade University, where she met with the school’s president, Brother Bernie Ploeger, SM, Ph.D., Vice President for Institutional Advancement Diane Peters-Nguyen, Board of Regents Chair Vaughn Vasconcellos, and students from Hawaiʻi, Guam, American Samoa, and Norway. They discussed reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and the unique educational opportunities at Chaminade, including programs for veterans and students from abroad.
This afternoon, the congresswoman met with Randall Tanaka, President of the World Conservation Congress National Host Committee, to discuss plans for the upcoming International Union for Conservation of Nature World Conference to be held in September on Oʻahu.
She also visited with Michael Seabright, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaiʻi, to discuss the re-entry program and initiatives focused on reforming the criminal justice system.
This evening, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard will honor former U.S. Acting Surgeon General Kenneth Moritsugu, MD, MPH and former U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka at an event hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaiʻi in celebration of Kidney Awareness Month.
Tomorrow, she will host a Council on Foreign Relations briefing with their membership visiting Hawaiʻi from across the country.