Hirono to donate pay to food banks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono announced that she will donate pay she receives during the partial government shutdown to food banks in all four counties across Hawaii.

“More than 2,500 federal workers in Hawaii are either furloughed or working without pay during the holidays because Donald Trump shut down the government,” Hirono said. “As long as Donald Trump refuses to re-open the government, I will be donating my salary to Hawaii’s food banks — who serve nearly one in eight Hawaii residents in need.”

Hirono will divide her salary between the Hawaii Food Bank on Oahu and Kauai, Maui Food Bank, and Hawaii Food Basket on Hawaii Island.

During the January shutdown, Hirono donated her salary to Hawaii’s 14 federally qualified community health centers.

During the 2013 government shutdown, Hirono donated her salary to Lanakila Pacific, Hawaii Meals on Wheels, the Hawaii County Economic Opportunity Council, Kauai Economic Opportunity and Hale Mahaolu.

  1. gordon oswald December 28, 2018 6:07 am Reply

    This horrible excuse of a human being has embarrassed and cheapened all of Hawaii, so now she thinks just because she’s a parasite politician receiving free money every month that a small and temporary donation is something we should all revel in? You’re wrong Hirono! You should step down and get a real job instead of playing all Hawaiians as fools on the same disgusting and naïve level from which you operate!

  2. Lumahai Mike December 28, 2018 10:32 am Reply

    Why not just keep her money and do her job? She must feel guilty.

  3. dt December 28, 2018 7:50 pm Reply

    When I saw the headline, I thought she was going to donate her salary durring her whole term. I thought, wow, that is very admirable. Then I read it is only durring the shutdown. Huh, so while government is shutdown, which she is partly responsible. Families not eating or paying bills, then she makes a sacrifice. Well…

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