In 2006, Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF) established the Hawaiian Vote 2006 No Vote No Grumble (NVNG) campaign. Their goal was to educate 10,000 people on the importance of voter registration, voter education and showing up at the polls to cast their vote. Through sign waving, radio and TV ads, setting up voter registration booths, and a rally at Iolani Palace they successfully accomplished their goal.
In 2010, PHOCUSED (Protecting Hawaiʻi’s ʻOhana, Children, Under-Served, Elderly and Disabled) took the lead in coordinating the campaign, joined by the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. Approximately 500 new voters were registered and there was an increase in Hawaiʻi residents’ knowledge about the issues.
By the next campaign in 2012, the NVNG Coalition was established which included PIDF, 'Ilio'ulaokalani, the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, the Waimānalo Hawaiian Homes Association, PHOCUSED, and the Hawaiʻi Academy of Recording Artists, with additional support from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kanu Hawaiʻi, Auamo I Na Alakaʻi, and ʻŌlelo Television. Over 200 trained volunteers helped with the coordination of voter registration drives, Get-Out-The-Vote efforts, and provided digital media support. With the help of this campaign, voter turnout increased by 7.4% from 2010 and there were 4,657 newly registered voters.
Empowered individuals and communities who remain engaged in civic decisions, resulting in positive changes for our communities and the State of Hawai‘i.
To increase civic engagement, including registering and educating voters, especially with the underrepresented/underserved populations.
We are a non-partisan initiative guided by Native Hawaiian values of kuleana (responsibility) and nā lima kōkua (helping hands; cooperativeness).
ABOUT NO VOTE NO GRUMBLE
We are a non-partisan initiative to increase civic engagement including registering and educating voters.
This year, Partners in Development Foundation will lead a cooperative campaign consisting of the following agencies:
The campaign will be focusing on:
Registering and educating voters in the community
Assisting to ensure voter turnout (transportation to the polls, assistance with absentee ballots)
Working internally to educate employees and clients on public policy issues and how to advocate for themselves!
A special mahalo for funding support to:
Hawaiʻi has been known to have the lowest percentage of population registered to vote
and one of the lowest voter turnout rates for years!
When more people are plugged in, more voices are heard and the louder our voice...
The more educated we are on the issues and how to advocate for ourselves, the stronger our voices will be...
The result? A BIGGER IMPACT on the issues that matter to you and your community!
And it starts with voting!