PHOTOS: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Tours Wahiawā General Hospital, Provides Legislative Updates and Visits with Kūpuna and Constituents
Today in Wahiawā, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) attended the 25th Infantry Division Change of Command Ceremony at Schofield Barracks to honor outgoing Major General Charles A. Flynn and to welcome incoming Major General Christopher G. Cavoli. The Congresswoman presented a Congressional certificate to Major General Flynn, recognizing his honorable service over the past 2 years as Commanding General of the 25th Infantry Division.
The Congresswoman joined hundreds of seniors at the annual Helemano Plantation August Moon Fair, where she encouraged attendees to reach out to her office for assistance with Social Security, Medicare, and other federal benefits, thanked Helemano Plantation for their work to provide opportunities for the developmentally disabled, and talked story with local kūpuna.
She also toured Wahiawā General Hospital, heard from physicians and nurses about their work to provide emergency medical services to more than 20,000 people per year, and discussed ongoing funding challenges that continue to put the future of the hospital at stake.
Later in the day, the Congresswoman hosted an open-forum “Tulsi In Your Town” meeting at Wahiawā’s Aloha Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade to provide legislative updates, talk story, assist with federal agency casework, and listen to constituent concerns. The Congresswoman discussed opportunities and challenges of passing federal criminal justice reform, bipartisan legislation she’s cosponsored on gun control, passing the Native Hawaiian Education Act under the Every Students Succeeds Act at the end of 2015, legislation to better protect military children who are victims of abuse (Talia’s Law), and more.
Above: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard honors outgoing Major General Flynn
Above: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard talks with seniors at the Helemano Plantation August Moon Fair
Above: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard tours Wahiawā General Hospital
Above and below: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard hosts a Wahiawā “Tulsi In Your Town”
Contact: Emily Latimer, (202) 604-2330