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As the first chair of the Civil Rights Commission, I know that we need a strong, compassionate leader like Donna fighting for us. I have known her for over 30 years, she is hardworking, intelligent, experienced, and a person of integrity. It will take a collaborative leader like Donna to help find bipartisan solutions for affordable health care and to expand educational opportunities for all of our young people.
She will advocate equally for women, working families, LGBTQ rights, our Keiki, and Kupuna. I am proud to endorse her and ask you to join me.

— Amy Agbayani

Yes, Senator Kim is known to be “tough.” Seems to me that’s what it takes to be a competent, effective legislator. When she sets her sites on an investigation, it’s all for the public good and forcing government officials to get their act together while using our taxpayer money. Good for you, Senator Kim; and We’re supporting you to become a representative of Hawaii at the national level!

— Noelani & Stanley Agunoy

Skippa’ always spoke warmly of Donna his close friend and ours. He talked of her unwavering support for our children and education, and how she expressed that devotion by advocating for our public schools—including their alma mater, @Farrington High School, Palama Settlement, and the individuals and organizations that contribute so much to our lives. We are confident that Donna will take that same commitment and leadership to Congress and that is why the Diaz family is behind her all the way!

— Mary Diaz and the Diaz Family

As a former Chief of the Honolulu Police Department I learned first-hand that in order for law enforcement to be effective, you need the support and leadership of strong public officials. Donna was a stalwart supporter of the Honolulu Police Department throughout her term on the Honolulu City Council. I valued her strong and decisive leadership that enabled us to modernize and become more efficient. My heart breaks for the senseless gun violence impacting young people in their schools and neighborhoods. She has consistently supported law enforcement, worked for commonsense gun control and is willing to work across the aisle to keep our kids and neighborhoods safe. This is why we need courageous leaders like Donna representing us in Congress.

— Lee Donahue, Former Chief of Police

Donna Mercado Kim stands out because she is about getting things done. She is a leader-- not a follower. Thinking back to when I returned to Hawaii in 1999 to coach the University of Hawai`i football program, I wanted to deliver what everyone in Hawai`i dreamed of: a winning program. Donna immediately stepped up to the plate. Over the next nine years, we worked to achieve many improvements at UH. Donna helped us, and eventually made our trip to the 2008 Sugar Bowl a reality. I could always count on Donna to immediately rise to the forefront on important decisions. I normally do not get involved in politics but I am proud to say that I support Donna Mercado Kim for Congress.

— Coach June Jones

As a victim of spouse abuse, I have been helping battered women and children find a safe haven since 1991. When I needed help to keep the Windward Spouse Abuse Center open, Donna came to our aid with a State Grant. In a pinch, she is truly the “go to person to get the job done”. I’ve known Donna since 1982 when we were both elected to the House of Representatives, so I am qualified to say that she is what we need in Congress. Please help me by supporting Donna Mercado Kim to be our next US Representative. 

— Avis Kalama, Executive Director, Windward Spouse Abuse Center

I am a two-time breast cancer survivor and know that early diagnosis increases the chances for successful treatment. Many women are not getting the access to regular health care they need to detect breast cancer. Which is why we need more advocates for women’s rights. I know Donna Mercado Kim and she believes that health care is a basic right. Donna will fight to put an end to health insurance price gouging, surprise bills, and protect against assaults by the Trump administration to reduce access to healthcare for women.This is the kind of leadership women need in Washington. 

— Iwalani Tseu, Kumu Hula

As a former Lt. Governor and Governor of our great State, I have worked with many legislators over the years. I can recall when Donna Mercado Kim was first elected over 30 years ago. She has been a leader with the courage to speak out and hold government accountable. But what a lot of people don’t know about her is that she is committed to preserving and perpetuating our Hawaiian culture. As a student of noted Aunty Maiki Aiu, one of the foremost leaders of the Hawaiian renaissance, Donna has been the driving force for the creation of the Hawaiian Dance and Music Center, which will showcase and preserve the music, dance, and heritage of our people. I am confident she will do what’s best for Hawaii in Congress. There’s no better choice for the voters of the 1st Congressional District, and I urge you to cast your vote for Donna Mercado Kim.

— Governor John Waihee


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