Attached, please find a media advisory regarding a very special appearance at tomorrow’s Honolulu City Council Business, Economic Development and Tourism Committee meeting at which Bill 51 will be discussed.

It is pasted in as well, for your convenience.


Promise to Our Keiki group honored in renaming of “Keep Hawai‘i Hawai‘i” Bill

Children to present compelling educational video Tuesday morning

(HONOLULU, HAWAII) — Inspired by the grassroots efforts of Leah Dakroub and Rylee Brooke Kamahele, each 11 when they co-wrote their “Promise to Our Keiki” bill, Councilmember Kymberly Pine has invited the young, culturally and environmentally minded youth to the Business, Economic Development and Tourism Committee meeting Tuesday morning.

“This is their day to shine and be recognized,” said Councilmember Pine. She has renamed Bill 51 the “Keep Hawai‘i Hawai‘i — Promise to Our Keiki Pledge” in their honor. She has invited them to present the video they produced in support of their heartfelt ‘aina- and endangered species-protecting efforts, to committee members.

The compelling video was prepared as an example of the type of engaging, cautionary and educational material that can be shown to visitors before they arrive on O‘ahu.

The children’s presentation will be part of the BEDT meeting, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the City Council Chamber. The public is welcome.

Agenda and information for people wishing to testify:

Promise to Our Keiki petition online at

Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine represents residents of District One (ʻEwa, ʻEwa Beach, Kapolei, Honokai Hale, Ko ʻOlina, Nānākuli, Mā‘ili, Wai‘anae, Mākaha, Kea‘au, Mākua) and is chair of the City Council’s Committee on Business Economic Development and Tourism.

Media contact:

Erika Engle

Communications Director

M: (808) 284-6044

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Erika Engle

Communications Director, Councilmember Kymberly Pine

Honolulu City Council, District One

530 South King Street

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Main 808.768.5001 Direct 808.768.5024

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10-22-19 BEDT media advisory FINAL.docx