Center For Food Safety Sponsors Concert

June 16, 2014, 2:56 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:45 PM
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Hāwane Rios and Hawaii Center for Food Safety are teaming up to present a free concert, noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, to “celebrate and save home rule” and to register voters before the primary deadline on July 10.

The event, free to registered voters, includes performances by Rios, The Steppas, Firewoman and Sonny Lim at Thelma Parker Gym at Waimea Middle School, Kamuela, said a CFS press release.

Rios, a Waimea-born singer and songwriter has used her music also to protest further development of Mauna Kea. Her song, “Poliʻahu i ke Kapu,” was nominated in this year’s Big Island Music Awards as best Hawaiian language single.

Individuals can register to vote at the door or online here. The event is also free to those 18 and younger.

The primary election on Aug. 9 is vitally important, CFS says, due to “an effort … underway in the state legislature, promoted by agrichemical companies, to eliminate home rule.”


HCFS is encouraging voters to elect people who believe in home rule, the release said. Community groups will be set up at the concert to discuss related issues and to register voters. Local crafts will also be on sale.


For more information go to, or call Hawaii Center for Food Safety on Oahu, 808-681-7688.

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