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Danny de Gracia

Danny de Gracia is a resident of Waipahu, a political scientist and an ordained minister. Opinions are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat's views. You can reach him by email at dgracia@civilbeat.org or follow him on Twitter at @ddg2cb.
Danny De Gracia: Rail Is A Hot Mess And Everyone Knows It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Rail Is A Hot Mess And Everyone Knows It

The project began on the ballot. Maybe it should go back before voters to decide its future.

Danny De Gracia: Holiday Gatherings Aren’t Worth The Risk This Year Flickr: Tim Sackton

Danny De Gracia: Holiday Gatherings Aren’t Worth The Risk This Year

There’s a lot to be thankful for in Hawaii, even if we can’t get together at Thanksgiving.

Danny De Gracia: We Have Another Chance To Build Harmony And Freedom Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: We Have Another Chance To Build Harmony And Freedom

Every election outcome, no matter who wins or loses, is an opportunity to fix things.

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Be Scared To Vote By Mail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Be Scared To Vote By Mail

It’s a safe, secure way to cast your ballot this election despite all the fear-mongering.

Danny De Gracia: Be Yourself And Vote For the Person You Like, Not The Party Getty Images

Danny De Gracia: Be Yourself And Vote For the Person You Like, Not The Party

This election is your chance to think different and be different. Vote your conscience.

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Forget The City Charter Questions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Forget The City Charter Questions

You can change the course of city government by voting on the ballot measures.

Danny De Gracia: We Need More Than A Restaurant Cash Card For The Jobless Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: We Need More Than A Restaurant Cash Card For The Jobless

State and local officials should consider lining up discounts for all Hawaii residents for necessary products and services, like groceries, gas, even furniture.

Danny De Gracia: Sen. Mazie Hirono Will Tar And Feather Any Trump Court Nominee Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Sen. Mazie Hirono Will Tar And Feather Any Trump Court Nominee

The rush to appoint a new Supreme Court justice before the election will backfire on conservatives and incense the American voters who don’t want a pre-election nominee.

Danny De Gracia: Ask The Candidates How They’re Going To Deal With COVID-19 Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Ask The Candidates How They’re Going To Deal With COVID-19

If we remain indifferent about the people we elect, we have only ourselves to blame when we don’t like the mandates they are imposing on us.