Maui Lawmakers Request Deployment of Hawaiʻi National Guard to Rural Areas

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April 11, 2020, 3:56 PM HST · Updated April 11, 3:56 PM

Background photo: PC: file via Office of Governor David Ige

Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English and Representative Lynn DeCoite sent a joint letter to the Governor today requesting the mobilization and deployment of the Hawaiʻi National Guard to the remote communities of East Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi.

Sen. English (Senate District 7 – Hāna, East and Upcountry Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe) and Rep. DeCoite (House District 13 – Molokaʻi, East Maui, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe and Molokini) are urging deployment to help enforce travel restrictions, enhance community policing efforts and maintain law and order. 

The letter states: “While we believe that the necessary actions are being take to combat this pandemic, an outbreak of COVID-19 in any of our rural areas will be devastating to the health and well-being of our constituency.”



National Guard Deployed Letter


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