Hawaii’s Sen. Mazie Hirono is one of 100 members of Congress being recognized today by the Campaign for Children for their leadership on children’s issues. 

The national bipartisan advocacy group praised Hirono as a politician who actually delivers on her promises to improve the lives of keiki, particularly in the realms of early childhood care and education. The list includes those who introduced, co-sponsored and voted for legislation meeting children’s needs, in addition to members who spearheaded other efforts to improve the health and well-being of kids. 

Just 14 other senators and 35 representatives join Hirono as “Champions of Children.” (Another 50 congress members earned lesser recognition as “Defenders of Children” who support policies that support children’s well-being.)

No other member of Hawaii’s delegation made the list.


Photo: Hirono with keiki. (Courtesy of Mazie Hirono’s facebook page.)

— Alia Wong