Sierra Club
Sierra Club Press Release

For Immediate Release:
August 12, 2012      
Maggie Kao, 202-675-2384 (DC)
Anthony Aalto, 808-234-9779 (Hawai'i)

Tulsi Gabbard Wins HI-02 Democratic Primary


Sierra Club Congratulates a True Environmental Champion

Honolulu, HI – Late yesterday, Tulsi Gabbard won the democratic primary for Hawai‘i’s Second Congressional District. Her victory follows Sierra Club’s significant investment in voter outreach, targeted mail, and radio and online advertising to contrast Tulsi Gabbard’s business background, military experience, and strong environmental record with Mufi Hannemann’s history of pay-to-play politics, bullying and environmental mismanagement.

In response, Anthony Aalto, Chair of the Sierra Club O’ahu Group, released the following statement:

“The Sierra Club congratulates Tulsi Gabbard on her well-deserved victory.  As a businesswoman, a veteran, and an elected official who fought to protect Hawai‘i’s natural legacy, Tulsi Gabbard has proven she’s the kind of leader we can trust to create jobs and stand up to special interests.  

“Whether we’re discussing Gabbard’s co-founding of the non-profit Healthy Hawai‘i coalition to preserve Hawai‘i’s watersheds and improve the health of local communities and families, or her work as a city councilwoman and state legislator, Gabbard is a true environmental champion.”


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