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Tuesday, October 11 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Sustainability Panel - Systemic Corruption in in Hawai‘i

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Corruption amongst public officials in Hawai‘i has been exposed and alleged at the highest levels in the Honolulu police department and Honolulu prosecutor’s office, Honolulu and Hawai‘i County mayors’ offices, as well as in the Hawai‘i state legislature. Honolulu Police Commissioner Doug Chin, former Federal Public Defender Alexander Silvert and Common Cause leader Heather Ferguson discuss why corruption has been so rampant in Hawai‘i and what the leaders and the public can do to put a stop to it.

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Christina Jedra

Christina Jedra is a reporter on the City and County of Honolulu beat. She writes stories that hold the government accountable for how it spends your tax dollars and makes decisions that affect the lives of everyone on Oahu. Her coverage area includes the mayor, the Honolulu City... Read More →

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Doug Chin

Doug Chin’s extensive career in public service includes serving as Hawai‘i Lieutenant Governor in 2018, Hawai‘i Attorney General from 2015-2018, Honolulu Managing Director from 2010-2013, and as a prosecutor for 15 years. In 2017, the Hawaii State Bar Association recognized... Read More →
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Alexander Silvert

Alexander Silvert, author of The Mailbox Conspiracy,” was raised in New York City and Vermont. After graduating from UCLA and driving a cab in New York, he obtained his JD from Boston College Law School.  He was a state and federal public defender in Philadelphia before moving... Read More →
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Heather Ferguson

Heather Ferguson is a Director of State Operations for Common Cause, and oversees operations in New Mexico, Texas, Hawai‘i, Oregon, Arizona, Indiana, Nebraska and Connecticut. Her work focuses on developing policy initiatives, managing legislative strategy, elected official outreach... Read More →

Tuesday October 11, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm HST