Clifton M. Hasegawa
1044 Kilani Avenue 12
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786-2243
Telephone: (808) 498-8408
Email: clifhasegawa@gmail.c...
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President Barack Obama - Hawaii - A State Divided - A State in Crisis - A plea for Presidential Invervention

“When people are divided, the only solution is agreement.” John Hume, Civil Rights Campaigner, Recipient of the Noble Peace Prize 1998 Born: 18 January 1937, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Prize motivation: "for their efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland" Role: Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party Field: Negotiation Source: The Noble Foundation
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Leadership & Management      
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  • 1. Clifton M. Hasegawa 1044 Kilani Avenue 12 Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786-2243 Telephone: (808) 498-8408 Email: clifhasegawa@gmail.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/cliftonhasegawa Via United States Postal Service June 30, 2015 The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Re: Hawaii – A State Divided – A State in Crisis The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) – Mauna Kea, Big Island, Hawaii The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) – Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii Dear President Obama: Your personal intervention to open the lines of communication between the parties and to establish a collective forum to bring all involved parties to the table to address and attempt a resolution of their differences and concerns is requested. Heretofore, the one-way attempts to resolve differences and concerns, to move forward construction of the TMT and DKIST have not involved all interested and involved parties, henceforth have been temporary stop-gap measures, and have failed to produce a mutual and collaborative agreement. This crisis started with the TMT and now has migrated to involve the DKIST. Clearly, the breadth and scope of the issues are larger and more complex that can be effectively and efficiently handled by our current leadership.
  • 2. Further, delays will exacerbate the situation, raise the level of frustration and polarize the positions of the parties. Hawaii is a special place. Hawaii is our birthplace and our home. The voices have been direct and respectful. Both you and I would be greatly saddened to have the situation elevate and escalate. The balance is fragile. Your sensitivity to bring to resolve delicate and difficult situations can and will avoid the crisis in Hawaii from erupting and becoming explosive. Your personal intervention to restore order and provide the leadership to effectuate and establish the vehicle to begin formal discussions between the parties is sincerely and humbly requested. Thank you very much Aloha Respectfully, Clifton M. Hasegawa

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