Tulsi has the kind of courage and determination we need in Congress today. She can make sure the Tea Party Republicans know that you don't build an economy by tearing down women. As a veteran who has put her life on the line for us, Tulsi can stand toe-to-toe with these guys and not back down. Yes,Tulsi will need to reach across party lines and work with Republicans, after she stands up and shows them what she is made of.
I am proud to support Tulsi for Congress. Tulsi is smart! She asks questions, she listens, and she successfully incorporates new information into her policy platforms. She answers questions with integrity, sharing her convictions, and asking for information to help shape policy. She is not too proud to say she doesn't know, and accepts that new information or changing situations mean changes in policy positions. She answers questions directly and honestly. She does not play the age-old political game of answering another question instead of dealing with something difficult. 'Tackle it head on' seems to be her approach. It's refreshing.
I support Tulsi for Congress!
“Tulsi Gabbard knows what it means to serve. After joining the Hawaii House of Representatives at age 21, Tulsi volunteered for deployment to Iraq where she helped train the all-male Kuwait National Guard. Upon returning, she worked for my friend and colleague, Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI), before taking a second tour in the Middle East. This is a great opportunity to help send a progressive Democratic woman to the House to fight for our shared values. Tulsi is a strong independent voice who won’t back down from the biggest issues. She’s the kind of leader who can make a real difference in Congress.”
I'm a born, bred and Hawaii educated local who has always been a bit skeptical and less than impressed by folks who ask for my trust and vote. In part, this is because I spent many years working in D.C. in contact with Members of Congress and committee staffers. It's a foreign culture quite frankly, and a place where aloha is simply a word. I can only recall being comfortable with Cec Heftel and Dan Akaka, both extremely committed and honorable gentlemen. In Tulsi, I think that I've finally found another real person who I can trust to do the pono thing in the congress. For a person with only slight name recognition,Tulsi has put together a team and campaign message that is spot-on as it is well organized. If she can translate this when she goes to Washington and preserve the island way of treating others while acquiring the needed survival skills to succeed on the Hill, then all of Hawaii's people will be well represented in the congress.
I hold her in high regard for putting on the uniform. I'm a Vietnam vet and have asked my brothers to step up and support one of "us."
Tulsi, I realize that sometimes folks get disturbed when candidates don't "pay their dues" by starting at the top; but, in your case, I'm sorry that you're not running for the senate. Maybe next time?
While other politicians watched medical waste flow into the ocean, Tulsi was out there picking it up. That made a huge impression on us, as Tulsi showed us that she walks the walk rather than just talking and placing blame. Hearing Tulsi speak is inspiring. We look forward to congratulating Tulsi when she becomes our next Congresswoman!
Today is the first day for walk-in voting and the primary election is just around the corner. If you are undecided about who to support for the Second Congressional District, I urge you to consider TULSI GABBARD. I am supporting her because we need a representative with the INTEGRITY of Daniel Akaka, the FIRE of Patsy Mink, and the DEDICATION TO SERVICE of Mazie Hirono.
I am confident that TULSI CAN DO THIS!
Tulsi is running for Congress in Hawaii’s Second District. She is just the type of fresh, bold, and independent voice we need in Congress. She is a Veteran who served two tours in the Middle East.
Now she wants to quickly bring an end to the wasteful war in Afghanistan. Tulsi founded a nonprofit dedicated to environmental protection and has been endorsed by the Sierra Club. In the state legislature, she was a leader in the battle to create a safer food supply and protect our planet. She's a strong advocate of labeling for GMO's, and she has stood up to the big banks and spoken about the need for true economic reform.
On issue after issue, she has shown the fresh leadership we need in Congress. Join me right now in making a contribution to her campaign and sending a bold, independent voice to congress.
I urge you not only to contribute to Tulsi, but also to join her campaign.
Tulsi needs our help, and she needs it now. With less than a month left until Election Day, every dollar you contribute is critical to sending this bold leader to Congress. Click here to contribute today.
Dennis J. Kucinich
After veterans Senator Akaka and Senator Inouye are gone from Congress, Tulsi will be the only veteran voice for Hawaii. She understands the implication of going to war, the effects on families, the economy and on national security. I’m a combat Vietnam Veteran. I ask all Veterans to vote for Tulsi. She will fight for you because she has been there. She will protect the very freedom that our men and women have sacrificed their lives. Fairness, opportunity and justice for all.
As a Maui-born native Hawaiian dedicated to community sustainability policy, I am thrilled to see Tulsi Gabbard's dedication to serving the islands on which my ancestors once lived. It is a rare opportunity to elect a candidate with such vision, compassion and expertise on the three “E’s” of sustainability: Environment, Economy, and social Equity. These values are part of Hawaii’s heritage and need to be brought back to the islands and fought for in Congress. Having worked on mainland state and federal sustainability policy, I am excited to support Tulsi Gabbard and confident she will provide leadership in representing the needs of communities in the State of Hawaii!
I just want to let you know that I'm supporting Tulsi Gabbard for U.S. Congress. She stands for the people and will always fight for their interests. She has all the attributes of a great leader. She has achieved so much in such a short time and has been a role model for people serving their community. The sacrifices Tulsi has made to serve others is truly inspring. I'm confident that if the people of Hawaii choose Tulsi as their representative in Congress, they wlll be making the right choice.
A decorated war veteran and captain in the Hawaii National Guard, Tulsi's proven record of leadership and self-sacrifice is more than I can tell you in a short message. What I can tell you is this:
If you send Tulsi to Congress, I'm confident she'll fight for you. She’ll fight for jobs, to improve the economy, protect Medicare and Social Security, and reform immigration. I deeply hope you'll give Tulsi your support.
Today, I am pleased to introduce you to a young woman who was one of the thousands of young people who signed up to serve her country in the wake of 9/11: Tulsi Gabbard.
Now, Tulsi is running to serve her community and her country in Congress, another chapter of service for such a young leader. At 19, Tulsi started her own nonprofit to improve Hawaii’s environmental protection and community health programs. At 21, she became the youngest person ever elected to Hawaii’s legislature.
When the Hawaii National Guard was called to the Middle East, she chose not to run for reelection and joined the Medical Command. On her second tour, she worked on a Counter-Terrorism unit in Kuwait, one of the few woman to do so. The Kuwaiti Guards were so impressed with her work, they presented her with an award of appreciation - the first ever presented to a woman.
In short, I am impressed by Tulsi because she gets what our American Exceptionalism is all about: a wonderful alliance between our rugged individualism and the common mission; where everyone strives to be all they can be, but never measure their individual achievement apart from our nation’s greater effort. She epitomized that in her military service, and will continue to do that for us, for America, in her Congressional duties. She will be above all else a public servant for Americans.
Unfortunately, too many elected officials have forgotten that they are public servants above all else. And that's exactly why we need people like Tulsi in Congress - her life has been about service, and that's what she'll bring to Washington. That's why I am supporting her. Please join me in supporting her, and please consider contributing to her campaign today.
We need to bring to Congress the same selflessness, passion, and focus that young people bring to our armed services every day. I know Tulsi will do that. Let's help her get there.