Mazie Hirono

Senator of Hawaii

"I never forget where I came from or who I fight for and why."

A little about me: I grew up in Japan, was having a hard home life. My mom packed up my brother, mine and her belongings and we immigrated to Hawaii. At first it was not easy, just like every bump in the road is not easy. We didn't have much, but what we did have I was very thankful. All I am today, I owe it to my mother for giving me a better life. I attended The University of Hawaii. In my Free time, I would love to tutor struggling in education, go down to the State Mental Health Facility and talk to the patients so that I could hear their voices too. I loved to help people and stand up for people that couldn't stand up for themselves. I felt that studying law would really help me stand up for others, so I attended George Town University Law center, I wanted to focus on public interest laws. After as some experience I worked at the Hawaii attorney General Office. I never thought I would run for a position in the House of Representative office. But in 1980 I ran and I was elected as Representing Hawaii. I couldn't be more thrilled and I owed it all to my Mother. I wanted to keep rising in law, so I kept running. I lost a couple of times, but never let failure give me up. I ran again in 2006 and won! I was now a seat in Congress! I was also the first Asian American Women and the First Hawaii Women.

Key Stone PipLine

Pros:Keystone XL Pipeline will be the safest and most advanced pipeline operation in North America. It will not only bring essential infrastructure to North American oil procedures, but it will also provide jobs, long-term energy independence and an economic boost to Americans.

Cons: Hurt habitats for animals, Tar sands kill pipeline spills.

Minimum Wage $$

Pros: help the working poor, give the entire economy a boost.


Cons: When we increase minimum wage, we lose teen workers at 9%, 27 million Americans lack even the basic skills needed to fill out a job application, So when raising minimum wage it makes it more difficult to hire and train less-skilled individual like this.

Where I stand

I am fighting for: Education, legislation, federal budget, immigration, military and jobs. I want to hear your voice and want to help you stand up for what you believe.
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Voted

Voted Yes to raise Minimum Wage.

Voted N/A for Keystone pipeline. It does not effect her country. But she does Vote yes for for conserving energy and oil. She does want to enforce limits with oil and where and when you can move or transfer it. She does not want to open the continental drift to find oil. So I am not sure if she is against it or not. But there is votes that tell me she would most likely be against it.

Reelection

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 5:30pm

Washington, DC, United States

Washington, DC

I am running for reelection and would love to have your vote and be able to serve you once again. I will be running prison reform and all things to do with Hawaii. I want to serve my state to the best that I can and speak for the people!