The Hawaii Building & Construction Trades Council endorsed Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V!

The Hawaii Building & Construction Trades Council endorsed Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V! 

The Hawaii Building & Construction Trades Council is affiliated with the Building and Construction Trades Department and the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organization – AFL-CIO.

We really appreciate your support for the upcoming 2020 election. Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say is running for the Honolulu City Council District 5, which consists of Kaimuki, Kapahulu, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki.

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. ❤️

Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign in any way.

Aloha Neighbors, Families, and Friends

For the 2020 elections, Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say is running for Honolulu City Council District V, which consists of Kaimuki, Kapahulu, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki. In this video, Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say talks about his priorities for District V and Honolulu and why he is running for Honolulu City Council District 5 in this year’s election.

Visit http://calvinsay.com for more information.

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. ❤️

Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign in any way.

Here’s Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say when he was a young 25 year old State Representative and working as a bus boy at Flamingo Chuckwagon.

Here’s Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say when he was a young 25 year old State Representative and working as a bus boy at Flamingo Chuckwagon. Say graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a degree in education, but he remained loyal to the restaurant and its owners.

Say’s humbleness is a character trait that’s much needed in politics. It is one of the reasons members of the Hawaii House of Representatives voted to make him the longest serving Hawaii Speaker at 14 years.

We really appreciate your support for the upcoming 2020 election. Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say is running for the Honolulu City Council District 5, which consists of Kaimuki, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki.

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. ❤️

Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign in any way.

Visit http://www.calvinsay.com

Thank you!

Build-Pac Hawaii endorses Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council for the 2020 elections!

Build-Pac Hawaii endorses Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council for the 2020 elections! Build-Pac Hawaii is the political action committee for the Building Industry Association of Hawaii (“BIA”), which is The voice of the Construction Industry. The BIA promotes its members through advocacy and education, and provides community outreach programs to enhance the quality of life for the people of Hawaii.

The founding of the BIA began in 1955 with ten visionary men: William Blackfield, Bert Kanzaki, Earl Kato, Robert M. Kaya, Ward Kegin, Robert Kuniyuki, James Lai, Melvin Muraoka, Richard Sato and Kenneth Shioi, joined with others to charter the organization, which was first named the Home Builders Association of Hawaii with Robert M. Kaya at its first president. The new association affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (“NAHB”) and was granted charter number 1220. Based in Washington DC, the NAHB is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the country today.

Members of BIA are developers, general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, Realtors, architects, financial institutions and a host of other professionals who service the building industry. This unique mix enables members to network across their respective sectors and also provides the bridging of diverse interests into a common whole allowing the BIA to address the many challenges facing the industry with a uniquely balanced perspective.

The industry leadership of BIA-Hawaii is also recognized statewide for their four signature community-wide annual events that you may be familiar with: The Parade of Homes, The Home Building & Remodeling Show, The Renaissance Building and Remodeling Awards, and The Remodel It Right Remodel It Green Expo.

The Hawaii State Teachers Association (“HSTA”) has endorsed Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council for this 2020 elections!

The Hawaii State Teachers Association (“HSTA”) has endorsed Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council for this 2020 elections! Speaker Say is especially proud of this endorsement because he has a degree in education and believes the future of Hawaii and our country depends on each generation maximizing their knowledge, skills, and relationships. Mahalo tot HSTA for your support! 

We really appreciate your support for the upcoming 2020 election. Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say is running for the Honolulu City Council District 5, which consists of Kaimuki, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki.

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. ❤️

Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign in any way.

Thank you!

Hawaii State AFL-CIO endorses Calvin K.Y. Say for the Honolulu City Council District V race!

The Hawaii State AFL-CIO endorses Calvin K.Y. Say for the Honolulu City Council District V race! It is one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement. The Hawaii AFL-CIO are democratically elected bodies dedicated to represent the interests of working people at the state and local level. The organization mobilizes their members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and it strives daily to vanquish oppression and make communities better for all people – regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.

Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say addressing the Hawaii State House of Representatives.

Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say addressing the Hawaii State House of Representatives. Working with others with different views has always been a value of Speaker Say. It’s one of the reasons why he’s the longest-serving Hawaii Speaker. He will continue to work with others in the Honolulu City Council District 5 that includes Kaimuki, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki. 😊

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816.
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Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign in any way.

Thank you!

Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V

Below is our brochure: Calvin K.Y. Say for Honolulu City Council District V.

For the 2020 elections, Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say is running for the Honolulu City Council District 5: Kaimuki, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki. Here’s a brochure about Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say for you. Thank you! ❤

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816.

Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign in any way. ❤😊

Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say delivering sandwiches to the Honolulu Fire Department.

Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say Say delivered sandwiches to our awesome firefighters of the Honolulu Fire Department at the fire stations in Palolo, Kaimuki, Kapahulu, and Manoa in Oahu. Honolulu, Hawaii. 🥪

We’re grateful for their service during this challenging time with the Coronavirus. ❤

For the 2020 elections, Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say is running for the Honolulu City Council District 5: Kaimuki, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki.

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816.

Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say Say delivered sandwiches to our awesome firefighters of the Honolulu Fire Department at the fire stations in Palolo, Kaimuki, Kapahulu, and Manoa in Oahu. Honolulu, Hawaii. 🥪 We’re grateful for their service during this challenging time with the Coronavirus.

For the 2020 elections, Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say is running for the Honolulu City Council District 5: Kaimuki, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki.

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to “Friends for Say” and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816.

Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign in any way.

“I’m deeply moved by how our community has come together during this challenging time with the Coronavirus.” – Calvin K.Y. Say

“I’m deeply moved by how our community has come together during this challenging time with the Coronavirus. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.” – Calvin K.Y. Say

In a teleconference with Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say and Brandon Mitsuda, Speaker Say told us that he had delivered a bunch of musubis made by Tokyo Bento to healthcare workers at the front line of the Coronavirus at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii last Friday, April 3, 2020. He also delivered food to essential workers this past Wednesday, April 8, 2020, this time delivering sandwiches prepared by Mr. Thanh Lam’s Latour Cafe to the staff of the State of Hawaii’s Unemployment Insurance office and to the healthcare workers at Queen’s Medical Center once more.

There was a brief moment of silence on the teleconference phone line.

“Speaker, you went by yourself and delivered the food to the hospital?” I questioned.

“Yeah,” he answered.

There was another pause among the three of us.

“Uh, do you have pictures of yourself delivering the food to the workers?” I asked.

“No,” Speaker Say replied.

“These are things your campaign can show to the public,” I suggested.

“Oh.”

“How about I mention this so you don’t feel uncomfortable.”

“Sure Jon Riki,” Speaker Say replied.

Upon hanging up the phone after ending our teleconference, Brandon called me back right away. “This is why we need people like Speaker Say in politics,” he told me.

I felt warm emotions building up within me. “Yeah, that’s why he’s my mentor. He’s truly a positive master.”

Yes, this is why I love Speaker Calvin K.Y. Say. He’s such a humble and kind person. My late Grandma Bessie Karamatsu told me that this is the reason why my Grandpa Maurice Karamatsu really liked him when he and his friend and attorney, Wally Fujiyama became friends with him while they were developing Duty Free Shoppers Hawaii (“DFS”) with entrepreneur Chuck Feeney. Back then, in the 1970s, when Speaker Say was not wearing his hat of a politician, he was working as a busboy for Flamingo Chuckwagon restaurant because of his loyalty to the business and its owners even though he had a Bachelor’s degree in education. Per my grandma, Grandpa Karamatsu could relate to Speaker Say’s humble roots because my grandpa started his career as a driver for businessman Walter Dillingham and then as a messenger boy for Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company that later became Hawaiian Airlines.

When I got elected into the Hawaii State House of Representatives in 2002, I supported Calvin K.Y. Say to be Speaker despite the pressure I faced from an opposing faction that included many of the younger politicians. All of the nice things I were told about Speaker Say by my family, friends, and acquaintances were true. I greatly appreciate his friendship. He’s been with me during my good times, and he’s with me now as I undergo a lingering sorrow for the deaths of people close to me, my ups and downs with the business ventures I’m involved with, and my ongoing driving under the influence case from five years ago that includes some jail time, which has been weighing on me. I have so many wonderful memories with Speaker Say, some of which I will share in the future.

There’s no doubt that Speaker Say’s humbleness and kindness played a role in making him the longest serving Speaker in the State of Hawaii with fourteen years under his belt. Now that he’s running for the Honolulu City Council in the 2020 elections, I know he will make an excellent Honolulu Councilperson. Speaker Say is the last of the great politicians who intersected the prime time of the era of my grandparents, and he has so much more aloha to give our community and Hawaii as our Honolulu City Councilperson.

Be safe and take care.

With Warmest Aloha,

Jon Riki Karamatsu

Volunteer, Friends for Say

For the 2020 elections, Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say is running for the Honolulu City Council District 5: Kaimuki, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki.

You can contribute to Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign by writing a check to Friends for Say, and mailing it to 1822 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816.

Email calvinsayhawaii@gmail.com if you would like to help Speaker Emeritus Calvin K.Y. Say’s campaign in any way.