Question: I was asked why I'm running as a "multi-racial" senatorial candidate? And, what are my comments on Native Indian Affairs and appropriations?
Answer: Well, I am running Native Indian (and other mixed races) because that is what I am. Coming from tribal lineages, I've been directly impacted by the transgressions, afflictions, and oppressions tribal populations suffer/have suffered. To this end, I believe Hawai'i and our great Nation are in a time primed for healing. That means we have an opportunity of a lifetime to truly identify wounds and take sincere measures to address them in a manner that involves rising above the mentalities of past wrong-doers, and setting a positive example for change. Change sometimes means not only for one side to say, Im sorry, but also for the afflicted to forgive and move forward in wisdom and love. The hardest thing to do, sometimes, is to love people that hurt or wrong you. However, if we can love, truly, we will see that the ones who forgive, are the ones whom are the most powerful.
According, to the Bible, the Rainbow symbolizes the Ark of the Covenant, the promises and tender mercies of God. Throughout the Scriptures, God's people are referred to as, "tribes". I believe God is doing something really big with Hawai'i and we are all going witness why Oahu is called "The Gathering Place".
Hawai'i is a supernatural place, a Holy Rock (metaphorically), with every rainbow reminding us that we are here to exude Aloha in all that we do. Love, kindness, righteousness, and tender mercies.
As a person that falls under the classification Native Indian/Alaskan/Pacific Islander, I feel I would be able to represent ALL of Hawai'i's residents in the capacity of US Senator because I see Hawai'i as a beautiful state with a rich heritage and Kingdom history; a precious rainbow. All-together, the Aloha State such an amazing, powerful, array of hope and positive change.
Aloha means uniting all colors of the rainbow IN LOVE. We should be sincere, building meaningful relationships.
Appropriations for the tribes shouldn't feel like a miniscule hand out, leaving many wondering where the money went, leaving Indian/Alaskan/Pacific Islanders feeling tricked, again, and disenfranchised.
Dear current powers that be, Hawai'i matters! As an afflicted one, I get it. But, as your US Senator, I want to help right some wrongs from a federal level so we can heal and prosper, onward and upward.
We should be praying for our tribal leaders WAY before election time. And, we should be praying for Indian Affairs because prayer changes things.
Let's examine the hearts of those we put in office. That heart is gonna write future laws. Can we survive choosing wrong again, setting a potential Barnabas free?
Asia LaVonne for US Senate, Hawai'i 2022
Speaking on the Title IX issue on June 23, 2022. Full TV broadcast premieres on Olelo, channel 55, Sundays and Thursdays.
Watch the full episode to hear the hearts of running Governor, BJ Penn and Lieutenant Governor, Seaula Tupai
I will bring in federal funds to slay the drug and homelessness crisis in Hawai'i. We must position ourselves now to be delivered from "crisis" mode.
1. The Jones Act - 2. Political Experience - 3. Why The Heart of the Candidate Matters