Media Advisory: Maui residents ask Alexander & Baldwin for 15% of Central Maui lands for the future

**Media Advisory** April 24, 2018

Maui residents ask Alexander & Baldwin for 15% of Central Maui lands for the future
Advocates for affordable housing, local food, and the environment come together to plan for Maui’s sustainable future

Oʻahu– Maui residents, shareholders, and allies present petition at Alexander & Baldwin’s annual shareholder meeting, asking A&B to release 15% of their Central Maui lands as an investment in Maui’s communities to ensure a holistic and sustainable future for the island. The petition, started by Hukilike no Maui: Together for Maui, with over 1,000 signatures asks A&B to sell or donate 5,000 acres of their former sugar cane land to public or private entities to establish small scale agriculture, affordable housing, and managed open spaces. Press conference with Maui residents, shareholders, and allies to follow.

Maui– “15% for the Future” advocates will come together outside the Alexander & Baldwin office in Kahului to demonstrate their support for local food production, affordable housing, and protected wahi pana in Central Maui.


WHO:Maui residents & Hukilike Coalition supporters Angel Mau, Lucienne DeNaie, Clare Apana, Jerry Riverstone, Adriane Raff Corwin
WHERE: Hokulei Ballroom, Dole Cannery, 735 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
WHEN:Tuesday, April 24, 8-9:15 am, press conference to follow in lawn outside Dole Cannery Theatre on Iwilei Road
VISUALS:Press conference with Maui residents and allies, matching shirts, banners, signs. Hukilike Coalition supporters available for comment.


WHO: Lehua Simon, Mālamalama Maui; Stan Franco, FACE Maui; Rob Weltman, Sierra Club Maui Group
WHERE:11 S. Puʻunēnē Avenue, on the sidewalk outside Alexander & Baldwin’s Maui office
WHEN:Tuesday, April 24, 12-2pm
VISUALS:Maui residents and allies gathering in solidarity to support the 15% for the Future campaign, local musicians, banners, signs


About Hukilike no Maui: Formed in 2017, Hukilike no Maui is a coalition of affordable housing advocates, local food production advocates, environmentalists, and Maui residents that recognized the need to unite to advocate for the sustainable future of their island. The coalition aims to create space for Maui’s communities to be an active part in the future of A&B’s former sugar cane land.

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