Now let's defend
what we voted for.
MAUI CAN SHOW THE WAY
make this the law!
It should mean something!
Show your support for the Movement that got the Moratorium passed! We’re continuing to fight for your vote!
OUR LEGAL OBJECTIVES
On November 4, 2014, Maui voters made history by approving a bill calling for a moratorium on cultivation of genetically engineered crops until an environmental impact study can be conducted to prove such practices are not harming the environment or Maui citizens. The Shaka Movement – along with the five citizens named in the petition drive – filed a legal action in Hawaii state court (see State Legal Case) in order to defend the ordinance approved for implementation as law. The action anticipated the resistance of Maui County officials to certify and implement the ordinance (which they had aggressively campaigned against).
It was called the “The Maui Miracle” when a citizen’s ballot initiative was approved on November 4, 2014. The voters called for a moratorium on the production of genetically engineered organisms in Maui County until independent safety and environmental impact studies are undertaken and completed. Under the approved ordinance, the chemical and biotechnology companies seeking license to develop these new life forms on the Hawaiian Islands would fund these studies.
Having carefully studied the response of the industry to local initiatives that were enacted on the island of Kauai and Hawaii County (The Big Island), SHAKA Movement began consulting with our legal advisors anticipating similar levels of resistance from the industry, should the voters determine that the proposed ordinance should be incorporated within the County as law.