Governor Abercrombie Hijacking Government for Political Agenda
News Release from Hawaii Republican Party, August 26, 2013
Honolulu – Today, the Hawaii Republican Party joined other prominent members of the local community, and issued the following statement encouraging Governor Abercrombie not to call a special session:
“Governor Abercrombie’s focus on calling a special session of the legislature to pass a same sex marriage law is misplaced. Rushing this legislation, which is important to people on both sides of the issue, can do no good for our state.
Forcing this heated issue through an abbreviated session will only stifle public input which should be the most important part of the legislative process. Governor Abercrombie should be welcoming, not suppressing, the voice of the public on this issue.
If Governor Abercrombie wants his bill to be heard, he should wait until the regular session when all others will have the time and opportunity to put forth their own ideas.”
The Hawaii Republican Party also called on its members to contact Governor Abercrombie’s office at 808-586-0034 and their state legislators at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/ to ask them not to hold a special session.