Gary Hooser

Gary Hooser is the board president of the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action and the executive director of the Pono Hawaii Initiative.
Five Ways To Make The Hawaii Legislature More Accountable Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Five Ways To Make The Hawaii Legislature More Accountable

Gutting “gut and replace” for good is just the first place to start reforming the legislative process.

Hawaii Needs You To Run For Office Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Needs You To Run For Office

We can make real change but only if we show up.

Dan Gluck’s Confirmation Process Showed What Democracy Looks Like Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Dan Gluck’s Confirmation Process Showed What Democracy Looks Like

Every governing body, whether elected or appointed, needs to reflect the community it represents.

We Need Housing, Education And Health Care More Than Radar Missile Defense Agency

We Need Housing, Education And Health Care More Than Radar

It’s well past time for the United States to spend less on militarization — including an already obsolete $1.9 billion project planned for Hawaii.

Hypocrisy In Hawaii’s House Of Representatives Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hypocrisy In Hawaii’s House Of Representatives

How can legislators justify giving themselves a raise when they refuse to hold hearings on increasing the minimum wage?

Hawaii’s Legislators Should Act Boldly In The Upcoming Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Legislators Should Act Boldly In The Upcoming Session

Thinking globally and acting locally is the key to staying sane and getting positive things done.

COVID-19 Crisis Warrants A Special Legislative Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

COVID-19 Crisis Warrants A Special Legislative Session

There is no shortage of meaningful public policy actions that could be made now.

Legislative Leadership Has Been Tested And Found Lacking Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Legislative Leadership Has Been Tested And Found Lacking

There is no shortage of things the Hawaii Legislature could do that would immediately help those most in need.

Legislative Leadership Must Rise To The Occasion Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Legislative Leadership Must Rise To The Occasion

Critical items that need to be addressed include screening and testing at airports, and food sustainability.